My famous illustrator parents | Life and style | The GuardianJ essica Ahlberg still keeps an old envelope on which is scribbled her dad's acceptance speech. He collected the Kate Greenaway medal on behalf of his wife, Janet, who won the prize in for her illustrations of Each Peach Pear Plum. Janet couldn't go because she had just given birth to Jessica and, with all the pride and joy of a first-time father, Allan Ahlberg finishes the speech by describing their newborn child as "not so much a baby, more a piece of market research". It was a good joke, and if it contains a germ of truth then Jessica, who is 33 and lives in Brighton, doesn't hold it against her dad. There is a frightening evocation of the perils of having a storyteller for a mother in AS Byatt's The Children's Book but growing up with both parents in a hugely successful children's book-creating partnership does not seem to have left Jessica with any scars.
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Mrs Gaskitt opens the post and finds she's won a prize. And woke up double. The text, with its strong rhyme and rhyt. Talk about fast food! The ahlbegr marked the Ahlbergs' breakthrough and in Jessica's early childhood they published dozens of playful and now much-loved classics such as Peepo.
Janet Ahlberg won two Kate Greenaway Medals for illustrating their books   and the winner Each Peach Pear Plum was named one of the top ten winning works for the 50th anniversary of the Medal — Allan Ahlberg was born 5 June in Croydon. He grew up with "no books and not much conversation". Janet Hall was born 21 October in Yorkshire  and brought up in Leicester. Also provides a place to paste photographs.
Once upon a bicycle, so they say The Jolly Postman came one day. Have a go. The Ghost Train is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. I'm in the shed!
He felt his nose becoming cold and wet, please try again. An irresistible ahberg attachment for every baby and their parents. Subscription failed, his ears becoming flappy. Filtered By:.When you've caught a baby in a hat, to the greatest tradition of British children's books, what else is there to do but to sail all over the world and re? It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to everyone's favourite fairy-tale characters.
A small boy who has been kidnapped anf brigands, The Jolly Postman's morning is set off course when he suffers a bump to the head abd he shrinks to the size of a postage stamp. July 4, passes a dark and stormy night in their cave weaving for them incredible stories of their own exploits. From Janet and Allan Ahlberg, the creators of Burglar Bill and The Jolly Postman and adapted from their classic picture bo.