The Pencil

The Pencil

By Allan Ahlberg, Etc; Bruce Ingman (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763660888, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2012

The creators of THE RUNAWAY DINNER and PREVIOUSLY team up to imagine the comical world that comes to life when a lonely pencil starts to draw.
"One day that little pencil made a move, shivered slightly, quivered somewhat . . . and began to draw."
Welcome back Banjo, the boy from THE RUNAWAY DINNER Once a pencil draws him, there's no telling what will come next a dog, a cat, a chase (of course), and a paintbrush to color in an ever-expanding group of family and friends. But it's not long before the complaints begin "This hat looks silly " "My ears are too big " until the poor pencil has no choice but to draw . . . an eraser. Oh no In the hands of Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman, can anything but havoc and hilarity ensue?

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.

Praise For The Pencil

Clever and suspenseful...surefire delight.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)