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Mockingbird

(1998)
A Picture Book by

 
 
Beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard, this is a playful variation of a popular nursery song by Allan Ahlberg. Starting with the original line "Hush, little baby, don't say a word, Mama's gonna buy you a Mockingbird", the rhyme then switches to more typical and modern and children's gifts, such as a swing and a pedal truck, as the baby's day is filled with a succession of delights ending with the final surprise. The large print and rhyming text is nicely complemented by the expressive colour illustrations to create a perfect bedtime, or anytime, storybook. --Philippa Reece

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Allan Ahlberg's Mockingbird

Hardback Editions

September 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mockingbird
Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
ISBN: 0-7445-5574-4 / 978-0-7445-5574-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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August 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mockingbird
Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
ISBN: 0-7636-0439-9 / 978-0-7636-0439-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

August 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mockingbird
Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
ISBN: 0-7445-6955-9 / 978-0-7445-6955-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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