The Runaway Dinner

By Allan Ahlberg, Etc; Bruce Ingman (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763638931, 36pp.

Publication Date: August 2008

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Description
Talk about fast food A hilarious, high-speed tale from the inimitable Allan Ahlberg -- catch it if you can
What happens if someone's dinner decides that, well, it doesn't want to be eaten? For a hungry little boy named Banjo and a savory sausage named Melvin, it's a plight that can only result in a breathless escape -- and what a chase it is Off speeds the sturdy sausage -- leading fork, knife, and plate, chair and table, a handful of fries with various French names, and three fat little peas -- out the door, down the street, and around the park, with poor Banjo taking up the rear. Will the famished boy ever catch them? And what (gulp) happens to Melvin if he does? Allan Ahlberg is in his element with this fast and funny tale, while Bruce Ingman's kid-friendly illustrations add visual comedy to the chase.



About the Author
Allan Ahlberg is best known as the author of several award-winning books illustrated by his late wife, Janet, including "The Jolly Postman," He lives in southern England. Raymond Briggs is the creator of "The Snowman," He lives in Sussex, England.Bruce Ingman illustrated for magazines such as British Vogue and Elle and taught at several art colleges before publishing his first children's book. He lives and works in London.
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