Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan AhlbergEach Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plum

byAllan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

Paperback | October 7, 1986

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In this book with your little eye, take a look and play I spy - so starts the classic story from best-selling author/illustrator team, Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces favourite fairy tale characters, such as Tom Thumb and The Three Bears and, with a poem on each page hinting as to what is hiding in the picture, children are encouraged to participate and follow the story themselves.
Allan Ahlberg's many award-winning and best-selling children's stories include Peek-a-Boo!, Each Peach, Pear, Plum, The Jolly Postman, The Giant Baby, and The Better Brown Stories. Since Janet's sadly premature death in 1994, Allan has continued to work, recently producing his beautiful tribute to her, Janet's Last Book, and continues ...
Title:Each Peach Pear PlumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.5 × 0.15 inPublished:October 7, 1986Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014050639X

ISBN - 13:9780140506396

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for kids to find the character on each page! Each page is just like a little game of eye spy - so glad to have this favourite from my childhood now for our little one.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cute little story This picture book is truly a delight for young readers. From the easy rhythmic flow of the story to the quaint and lovable images, little folks will love curling up for cuddle time with this story book.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your kids need this book! I loved this book as a child and now my kids love it as well. Its a wonderful story and very engaging. The kids love to look in the pictures to spot the missing characters. This is a great gift!
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have! Absolutely loved this book as a child and it still holds up! A true timeless classic.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite of mine I loved this book and the entire series as a child and spent many hours reading it over and over.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun read to the kids Lots of word and rhyming so I enjoy making it fun while reading it.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet! Very sweet book. All of my babies and toddlers love this one
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fruits and Rhymes This book has everything. Alphabets, numbers and rhymes!
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Beautiful book with great rhymes and illustrations!
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-have This is a must-have addition to any toddler's library. The illustrations are adorable and it's interactive.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book I enjoyed this book as a child, it has such cute rhymes. I have bought it for all of my friends kids and it has been a hit with them as well. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Interactive The rhymes in Each Peach Pear Plum are simple and beautiful, and the illustrations are really lovely. Each page introduces a new character from classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes. The characters are hidden in the illustrations, so children are encouraged to look for them. This is a wonderful book to read as an introduction to fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous rhymes So simple and elegant, a great example of what children's books can be
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I remember reading this book when I was a nanny, and I loved it so much I had to buy it for my little guy !
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story! We have read through three copies of this book over the years. The kids would read and read and read it until the pages fell apart! The illustrations are wonderful and the simple rhymes are memorable and pleasant to read multiple times. Well worth the purchase!
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Story Some books from your childhood stick in your memory, others fade. This one will last. Charming story and illustrations.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book Such a classic - this should be in every child's library! Love the rhyming and illustrations in this book and my toddler loves that its a board book she can really play with!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic Beautiful illustrations and charming story.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for toddler and adult This is such a fun book. My 20 month old loves it and likes finding all the hidden details in the pictures.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite for toddlers Received as a gift and quickly became a bedtime favourite. Lovely pictures, look and find, rhyming.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from all time favorite this is one of my all time favorite !!
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! I've had this book since I was a kid and it was a favourite of mine! Now I read it to my daughter and she loves it just as much!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look and see book There is so much to discover and talk about with this book! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely The rhyming structure and whimsy are a delight, and the references to classic rhymes and stories will help to keep those traditions alive.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Book A classic tale that I will keep around for my children's children. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Sweet with lovely illustrations
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book! This is a great book to help your child develop a sense of looking and finding! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun book. Fun book but baby likes other books much more.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This will get you talking for sure! There's something very comforting about sharing this book with my daughter as it was one of my own childhood favourites. Lends itself to so much discussion.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! Really fun with great pictures!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Cute simple book! My daughter loves this! Great for text to text connections!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute A rather cute and lovely book in my opinion
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Book A favorite from my childhood that my boys now love. Such a fun book - should be part of every little kid's library.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must HAVE! My one and a half year old daughter absolutely LOVES this book. We read it daily numerous times!! She loves following along as I read with her finger and we play a little "find the ___" and she points to whatever we're finding. Very vibrant colours, small enough to carry with you to keep baby occupied if you're out. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for baby's first library This book is great, it is a nice story with good rhythm and rhyme and really good visuals with many layers to look at and can even be a bit of a "look and find". I love this book, certainly a must have for any baby's first library. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Such a fun book to read out loud.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! A classic, what else is there to say... We love this book!
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book Not sure what the complaint about the artwork is - it's a product of its time (not the middle ages). The text is great and will keep young readers engaged in finding their favourite characters.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from my kids hated this These people are bestsellers? This artwork is horrendous. It looks like something from the Middle Ages.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Spy fun for everyone! Have fun finding all of your favorite nursery characters! The poetic text will engage children as young as 12 months. A perfect little book for moms and dads to begin reading to baby. We bought it in boards first and just read it. When it was time to start spying I bought it again in the hardcover.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bedtime Book A lovely book and thanks to the lovely illustrations you can stretch the story out if your little person isn't quite ready to go to sleep.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read My kids love this book because it rymes and the story presents them to lots of interesting caraters.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent book Excellent book with great illustrations
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a must have book for babies and small children I have bought this book many times for gifts. I love reading it to my grandchildren and I can tell that they never tire hearing it. The illustrations are wonderful.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite I read this book to my kids when they were little & now I'm reading it to my grandkids. It's fun to read and you will read it over & over!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Great illustrations! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beloved Classic Such a fun little read for kids, with gorgeous illustrations by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, you can't possibly skip this one. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! My favourite book growing up! I now buy it for everyone's kids!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic! I loved this book as a child and love it even more now as I read it to my 2 yr old daughter. She loves to look for the characters as we go through the story.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! My toddlers have loved this book from 2 years onward. My 5 year has it memorized. It's a great book to involve them in the story; with repetition or finding objects on the page. Love this one so much!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for small children! I purchased this board book for my 15 month old, and she loves it. I highly recommend this for small children and it is a fun interactive book for the both parents and children.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Interactive and fun.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book! One of my children's favourites books and I am sure my soon to be grandchild too.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great board book great board book for babies~ cute story with classic illustration~!
Date published: 2011-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This story is a great family read. It is wonderfully repetative and y little three year old was able to read the whole book after a few reads through together just because of the rhythm of the story and the rhyming. Beautifully illustrated, a book that I will hand down to my other child and to my many friends with children.
Date published: 2009-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A long time favourite My mom bought this book for my sister and myself when we were children. It was a favourite then, and I count it to be one of my favourites now. This is the first book I reach for when buying a gift for a baby shower.
Date published: 2009-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Utterly delightful even 100x later I was very happy I bought this book as a board book as it has had to withstand hundreds of readings and two children. Like the equally fantastic book "Peepo" (by the same authors) this book is beautifully and thoughtfully illustrated, and the rhymes are clever and a great intro to other nursary rhymes.
Date published: 2007-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book My mother bought this book for my son when he was just a newborn, she had continued to read it to him and he is now 18 months old. he loves this book so much we have to buy him a new copy because he chewed most of the pages up and and has manhandled it bringing it back to her continuous times throughout the day to be read to him over and over again. I think that this book is amazing for young children and all mothers or grandmothers should have it for their child.
Date published: 2002-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Each Peach Pear Plum Janet and Allen Ahlberg's Each Peach Pear Plum is a delightful book that appeals both to children and adults. The book brings characters from several best-loved nursery rhymes and stories together in a ramble that winds around to bring them all together in a whimsical picnic at the end. This is an "I spy" book, making reading an active, challenging experience even for those who haven't yet learned to read the words;on each page, a particular character takes centre stage while others hide in the background inviting the young reader to point them out. Each character who appears suggests a new rhyme or story to be learned and discussed, or a familiar one to be remembered and repeated together. There is something comforting about Janet Ahlberg's drawings, but they are equally amusing, and as such, perfectly accompany Allen Ahlberg's funny, snappy, rhyming text. Although Chapters recommends this book for readers 4-8, this is my 16-month-old's favorite book at the moment, and mine too!
Date published: 2001-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Each Peach Pear Plum This is a wonderful book for children of all ages. My 18-month old has loved this book since she was 6 months old. The rhythm and the language holds her attention time after time. The pages have detailed drawings that appeal to both young children and older children. After several readings, you'll be reciting the poem by heart!
Date published: 2000-11-28

From Our Editors

The classic children's game book. Thousands of children have enjoyed the Ahlbergs' pictorial guessing game--not only because the game is fun, but also because the pages contain action and humor and a sense of beauty. Full color. ALA Notable Children's Book