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Suitable for 3 - 7 years

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Product Description

Burglar Bill is a very naughty man. Each night, he eats a stolen supper and goes out stealing things. But when he accidentally steals a baby, it turns his naughty life upside down! This hilarious tale by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is one of the best-loved picture books ever – a timeless classic that parents recognise and children love. The iconic images of swarthy Bill clutching his swag bag stick fast in the mind, while everyone will breathe a sigh of relief as he renounces his wicked ways and turns over a new leaf!

Product Details

Catalogue number

5097 in Schools Catalogue 2017/18

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780140503012

Publisher

Puffin

Date published

January 25th, 1979

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.4; Lower years; 0.5 points

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  • 32 pages
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Author/Illustrator

Allan Ahlberg

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Allan has been delighting children of all ages for more than thirty years. Classic characters like Burglar Bill and The Jolly Postman have become firm favourites with a generation of children who are now reading them to their own offspring. Innovative, funny and moving, his work encompasses storybooks, picture books, easy readers, joke books and novels as well as poems.

Many of his books were collaborations with his wife, Janet, an illustrator, and they quickly became one of Britain’s leading author/illustrator teams.

Influenced by comics and cartoons, their perfect partnership went on to produce masterpieces including Peepo!, Each Peach Pear Plum and The Baby’s Catalogue.

Janet sadly died in 1994, but Allan has gone on to work with other illustrators and is still producing lots of new books.

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  1. Beth grainger
    on 13 September 2009

    Totally cool

    I think that burglar bill is the best book in the world i love when he’s there putting hats in a bag!!!

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What kids think

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    damlaberry
    on 6 March 2014

    He stole lots of stuff but this book had a happy ending so I enjoyed it.

    5out of 5
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    fantasticmissfox
    on 5 March 2014

    very funny book, I really enjoyed reading it!

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    Isma
    on 9 March 2013

    I have read this book. But I read it a long time ago can somebody please tell me what happens again. thank you

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    xxChocolateBoxGirlxx
    on 8 March 2013

    good book, I enjoyed it alot! :D

    5out of 5
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    natashakrywald
    on 7 March 2013

    it was ok, my cousin got a bit panicked by the burgular but was fine by the end of the book

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    susilla
    on 16 March 2012

    This book is fantastic but not that good because its for babies. I think it really good or maybe okay.

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    leSquidge
    on 2 March 2012

    This is a book i have from my childhood which i now read to my son and show him the pictures which he loves. Great quality book which doesnt age.

    5out of 5
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    aeroaeromonkey
    on 1 March 2012

    Even though I am quite old you can never beat Burgular Bill my favourite childs book.

    3out of 5
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    indigobeam
    on 1 March 2012

    This book is perfect for Young Children. Whether you choose to read alone or with an adult, Burglar Bill becomes a friend forever. This book is fantastic for beginner readers, making them want to read every day and never stop.

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    Partyfairy123
    on 1 March 2012

    He is a robber but in the end he is good. My mummy likes this book too.

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    Izzwizz555
    on 20 July 2011

    When I was young it was my all time fav book and even though I am now older I still enjoy it and I think other people should try it!

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    am27
    on 3 March 2011

    i like reading this book to my sister

    5out of 5
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    xxisabellatrixx
    on 27 February 2011

    i found this book really good when i was younger, i thought it was brilliant

    5out of 5
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    eloisakt1998
    on 8 April 2010

    I remember reading this book when I was little it is very good

    5out of 5
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    ggandnb
    on 23 March 2010

    i use thr read this book in first school i can renember bits like when he looked after the baby!

    5out of 5
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    Holsky
    on 13 October 2009

    Burglar Bill was my favourite book when I ws younger and still remember the great story of Bill and Betty! I really like the way they describe it when Betty meets Bill and she stays with him!!

    5out of 5