Ben is posting on Ahlberg, so I thought I would too.
Allan Ahlberg is my favourite children's author. I get sick of most other stuff, but never Ahlberg. His stories are funny and cutting and delightfully well written. I never enter a P-3 classroom without at least one of his books.
Here are my favourites.
1. The man who wore all of his clothes
2. The woman who won things
3. The cat who got carried away
4. The children who smelled a rat.
Slow Dog Falling
The Hen House (wonderfully scary!)
Chicken, chips and peas
The mother hen mysteries
Chickens in the snow
I think they're out of print, but grab one if you ever see it.
This one has it all.
Have you read them?