The Shopping Expedition

The Shopping Expedition

By Allan Ahlberg; Andre Amstutz (Illustrator)

Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763625863, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2005


Setting out to pick up some things from the store entails more than a brave family bargains for in this funny flight of fancy from Allan Ahlberg and André Amstutz.

On the day Mom goes shopping with her young daughter, baby Harry, and Wilf the Wonderdog, she starts by making her usual grocery list. But with Allan Ahlberg at the helm, what begins as a mundane shopping trip can quickly become just a little unusual. With the help of whimsically detailed illustrations by André Amstutz, this persistent family treks through a blizzard and under the desert sun, into a jungle of tropical beasts, and even across the sea. But what will they find at the end of their journey?

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg, perhaps best known for his Jolly Postman series, is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books. He is the author of MOCKINGBIRD and THE BRAVEST EVER BEAR, both illustrated by Paul Howard; THE SNAIL HOUSE, illustrated by Gillian Tyler; THE MAN WHO WORE ALL HIS CLOTHERS, THE WOMAN WHO WON THINGS, and THE CAT WHO GOT CARRIED AWAY, all illustrated by Katharine McEwen; and, most recently, HALF A PIG, illustrated by his daughter, Jessica Ahlberg. Allan Ahlberg lives in London.

ANDRÉ AMSTUTZ has collaborated with Allan Ahlberg on several titles, including MONKEY DO! and MEOW! A Lift the Cat-Flap Book. He lives in Suffolk, England.