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Funnybones: Bumps in the Night by Allan Ahlberg

Funnybones: Bumps in the Night

Part of the Funnybones Series


Funnybones: Bumps in the Night by Allan Ahlberg

Bumps in the Night is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers!No matter where they are, the two skeletons keep going bump in the night - clonk!There's only one thing to do: Send for Doctor Bones! 'There can be few families in the British Isles who do not possess at least one well-thumbed Ahlberg' - Independent on SundayAllan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created such award-winning children's picture books, including Peepo!, Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman. Other titles in the Funnybones series include Funnybones, Mystery Tour, The Ghost Train, The Pet Shop, The Black Cat, Dinosaur Dreams, Skeleton Crew, Give the Dog a Bone and A Brilliant Bone Rattling Collection, all of which are available from Puffin.

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg was born in Croydon in 1938, but grew up in Oldbury, near Birmingham. From the age of twelve, his dream was to be a writer. Before he fulfilled his ambition, he tried his hand at a variety of other jobs including postman, grave digger, plumber's mate and teacher. He is much loved by teachers throughout the country for his two phenomenally successful poetry collections, Heard it in the Playground and Please, Mrs Butler, which look at the funny side of life at school.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st January 2005


Allan Ahlberg

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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


32 pages


Picture books



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