Starting School

Starting School

Janet Ahlberg Allan Ahlberg / Feb 28, 2020

Starting School Suitable for children and parents this book comforts children who are about to start school for the very first time

  • Title: Starting School
  • Author: Janet Ahlberg Allan Ahlberg
  • ISBN: 9780140507379
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Suitable for children and parents, this book comforts children who are about to start school for the very first time.

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      • Janet Ahlberg Allan Ahlberg

        In the early 1960s, Allan studied teacher training in Sunderland, where he also met Janet, his future wife He had tackled a wide variety of jobs, ranging from postman to plumber s mate before working as a primary teacher for ten years Janet, however, discovering that she couldn t do the policing job , went on to study graphic design, which led her to her vocation as an illustrator.Several years later, bored with her then current job, and desperate for a creative opening, Janet asked Allan to write a children s book for her to illustrate Allan, having always wanted to write but being unable to find his niche, suddenly felt as though he was a clockwork toy and she had turned the key So began the career which would later lead them to become one of Britain s most successful author illustrator teams, producing ingenious books of the highest quality.Influenced by comics and cartoons, their perfect partnership went on to produce masterpieces including PEEPO , which reflected Allan s childhood I am the Peepo baby , EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE BABY S CATALOGUE These books have all become children s classics, with their rhythmic prose, their mix of dottiness and sentiment appealing both to young children and to the parents who read them aloud Louette Harding, The Daily Mail.Working together, they saw their books as than simply the combination of words and pictures rather, a whole package which worked as a unity the tale is not in the typescript or in the pictures but in a way the two go together, a marriage of words and pictures Striving for perfection, their main aim was to produce William Morris books at Penguin prices Allan s writing took less time than Janet s illustration, so he also collaborated with other illustrators, such as Fritz Wegner, Andre Amstutz, Colin McNaughton, Faith Jaques, Joe Wright and Emma Chichester Clarke, thus creating the bestselling Happy Families series, which have been called miniature masterpieces The series has sold in excess of 2.6 million copies since its launch in 1980.1980 also saw the birth of their daughter, Jessica who was a great inspiration to their work.Allan also went on to write a range of fiction titles for older children, including WOOF , THE BEAR NOBODY WANTED, THE GIANT BABY and THE BETTER BROWN STORIES He is also much loved by teachers throughout the country for his two phenomenally successful poetry collections, HEARD IT IN THE PLAYGROUND and PLEASE, MRS BUTLER, which look at the funny side of life at school.Since Janet s sadly premature death in 1994, Allan has continued to work, recently producing his beautiful tribute to her, JANET S LAST BOOK, and continues to create wonderful books for children of all ages.In April 1998, Allan moved to London.For information, please see enpedia wiki Janet_Ah


    1. I thought that this book would be great to read to the class on the first day of school because it's a preview of what the students can expect for the school year.

    2. Reading this book with my children before each has started preschool has been a joy, and a beautiful ritual. The book has helped inspire them to look forward to the adventures ahead, and eased their nerves about the great unknowns. Although as other reviewers have noted, it is very English and Christian in terms of what happens at school, it is also a great way to start a conversation on how the experience of school differs around the world, and what will happen at the school the child you are r [...]

    3. In the first few pages, I thought this was just a cute story that would help kids learn what to expect when they start school. But then it got weird. First, whatever school these kids are going to is a lot fancier than any preschool/elementary school I have ever heard of. They teach kids to swim, cook, dance. . . and they pray? Must be a private school, but either way, this isn't going to give most kids a realistic expectation of what they will be doing at school.Second, the authors make an atte [...]

    4. I read the book and wondered what the point of it was. However,on reflection I remembered that the writers target audience is children. Then a thought a bit more carefully to consider how the book would read from a child's perspective. I realised that if I was a child then the book would have a lot of relevance to my daily life. As a child I would be interested to know that their are other characters like myself doing exactly the same as I do. The book captures the initial excitment of starting [...]

    5. A group of kids start kindergarten. The book is nice in that it walks you through a day at school, the second day of school, a week, and special events. Good for calming nerves. Does have a semi-religious theme, such as a prayer before school, Christmas pagent about the baby Jesus, etc.

    6. It's excellent for reception children because there's fun pictures and it's about when they start school, there are easy words too.My favourite part of the book is the page with the home corner because it has a bed and ironing board which is nice for children to play in.

    7. This book brought in multicultural and also religious points of view into the idea of starting school. It is a good book to help little ones with adjusting to school from the first day all the way up until Christmas break.

    8. This is a good book for the beginning of the year when preschoolers are just starting school. It gives them an idea of what goes on during the day, and throughout the year. It can help ease any worries they may have.

    9. I heard the authors went to an actual school and illustrated and wrote about what they saw for this book. It is definitely in depth! It assumes the school is Christian~~the kids say their prayers and at the end "do a play about baby Jesus."

    10. Charming pictures as always with the Ahlbergs. I think this may be a bit too English to be of much help to North American kids starting school, but it is very sweet.

    11. PreSchool-Grade 1 SLJmulticultural school experiences, comprehensive story about what kids can expect in Kindergarten. uses repetition, good illustrationspreschool- Kindergarten

    12. Genre: Picture Book/Non FictionI liked how the book was illusrated with all the different things that can happen at school. I think most young biys and girls will enjoy it too.

    13. This is a great read for the first day of Pre-K. Reading this book with help calm your students nerves. They will be able to connect with the children in the book and feel more relaxed at school.

    14. talks about children being nervous for school. would be a good book to read on the first day, so that children realize that they aren't the only ones nervous.

    15. Mommy says: Cute, friendly book about starting school with lots of tiny, detailed pictures for kids to look at as parents read.

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