Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
The first of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers, with striking illustrations by Katharine McEwen.
Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, this book is the first in a series of brilliantly funny early readers by Allan Ahlberg. One morning Mr Gaskitt puts on all his clothes, Mrs Gaskitt picks up a robber in her taxi, Gus and Gloria have trouble with a teacher, Horace the cat goes to a friend's house to watch TV and the car radio gets things wrong. What follows is an action-packed, massively swift-paced and farcical romp as different plots interweave and end in a thrilling car chase with Mr Gaskitt saving the day! With lively illustrations by Katharine McEwen.
Allan Ahlberg is one of this country's most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books. He has won numerous awards including the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, the Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001 and the Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children 2002. Among his numerous classic picture books are The Jolly Postman books, Burglar Bill, Peepo! and Each Peach Pear Plum. Allan's books for Walker include Hooray for Bread, The Pencil, The Baby in the Hat, and The Goldilocks Variations. He lives in Bath.
Katharine McEwen graduated from Kingston University in 1996 and has since illustrated around forty children's books for all ages. She is the illustrator of the picture books Cows in the Kitchen, Hey, Tabby Cat! and Here Comes Tabby Cat, My Dog is a Superhero, four Sam's Science books, the Silver Street series and the Gaskitt stories. Katharine lives in Tonbridge, Kent.