The Pencil (Paperback)
Candlewick Press (MA), 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 the acclaimed author of numerous picture books, including PREVIOUSLYand THE RUNAWAY DINNER. His other books include THE SHOPPING EXPEDITION and THE BABY IN THE HAT, both illustrated by Andre Amstutz, and the popular Jolly Postman series. He lives in Bath, England. Bruce Ingman is the award-winning illustrator of PREVIOUSLY and THE RUNAWAY DINNER, as well as BOING! by Sean Taylor. He lives in London.
Praise For The Pencil…
Clever and suspenseful...surefire delight.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)