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Each Peach Pear Plum is a timeless picture book classic from the bestselling illustrator/author team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!. Each beautifully illustrated page encourages young children to interact with the picture to find the next fairy tale and nursery rhyme character.

In this book
With your little eye,
Take a look,
And play 'I spy'

Praise for Each Peach Pear Plum:

'Deceptively simple. Each Peach Pear Plum is a work of genius' Elaine Moss

'This familiar rhyme has been given the brilliant Ahlbreg treatment to which no young child can fail to respond. It's a book which will be read over and over again . . . just perfect!' Child Education

'A charming, pictorial fantasia...a warm, sunny, delectable picture book' Brian Alderson, The Times

Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created such award-winning children's picture books, including Peepo!, and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman.

Each Peach Pear Plum Reviews | Toppsta

9780141502526
  • ISBN: 9780141502526
  • Pub Date: 2nd October 2008
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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9th August '17
I read it to Jaanu aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Lovely book which combines lots of fairytales and nursery rhymes. Brilliant pics too. 
2nd October '17
I read it to ElijahG aged 4 aged 4 & to MarthaG aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
I love this book!  Beautiful rhyming, lovely pictures, easy to memorise and my son loves joining in the story.  Interactive because you can look for the characters.  Just a wonderful wonderful book!
30th July '18
I read it to Livica aged 14 aged 14 , to Mojo aged 11 aged 11 & to AJ aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Lovely bed time reading book. All three of my children have enjoyed this book throughout their child hoods. The illustrations are beautiful and my children have enjoyed finding things in each picture as we have read the book.
1st August '16
Mollym read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Now I have children of my own I cal relive all my favourites with them! This book is a lovely read with well known characters making an appearance on each page. It is beautifully illustrated and has lovely quaint rhymes 
22nd November '16
I read it to ElijahG aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A classic story, a must have!
25th September '16
I read it to Montymoo aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This book is fabulous!! Brilliant rhymes and illustrations. With the added bonus of trying to spot the next characters in the pictures. The characters are based on classic tales like Cinderella, Tom Thumb etc. 
11th September '17
I read it to Ellie14 aged 3 aged 3 & to Rooroo aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A great timeless classic which incorporates well known nursery rhymes. 
29th November '16
I read it to Skye aged 3 aged 3 & to Rocky aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This book is so much fun! My twins love to search for the character hiding and find it an hilarious twist on nursery rhymes. Definitely one that can be enjoyed over and over again! 
10th November '17
I read it to Little Ko aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
I remember this book from when I was little. I was always fascinated by all the pictures. It's lovely to read this to Koen and watch as it captures his attention.
3rd July '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Fantastic book.... and a trip down memory lane - I remember it being read to me. 
Beautiful illustrations to pour over as you look for the next character ..... 
Much more successful read now our daughter is 3, and is more familiar with the underlying rhymes. 
15th September '16
I read it to Arya aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
I highly recommend this book it's so much fun ; my daughter loved looking for the fairy-tale characters on each page. It has a familiar rhyme that I can remember from my childhood.  After reading the book a few times she picked up the words and the rhyme.
A fantastic book to add to any child's collection. 
7th June '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to Laceywarrilow28 aged 6 aged 6 , to Keirawaddell8 aged 8 aged 8 , to Davidwarrilow1 aged 3 aged 3 & to Jackwarrilow18 aged 11 months aged 0
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5 stars
Even as an adult.i love this bpok. I always have. 
Its.among all of my kids favourite books. It's catchy and flowing and impossivle.to get out of your head once you have read it a few times. 
We have this book at bedtime quite often and the kids and I take it in turns reading pages and finding the characters. If there was a follow up book to this I would definitely buy it. 
Each peach pear plum.... if recommend to EVERYONE!! 
3rd July '17
I read it to SPH aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
A lovely rhyming story with familiar characters - a classic must read for all children! 
10th September '16
I read it to fifebookboy aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We've enjoyed this book for a few years now, and have read it so much I've been known to recall it from memory as a way of calming things down. It's a lovely rhyming book with gorgeous illustrations (as you'd expect from Janet Ahlberg) featuring lots of nursery rhyme characters. You need to find each character on a page, but it's quite easy for very young children to do. Comes in a handy sized board book version so great for little hands or for travelling.
30th August '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to THughes14 aged 7 aged 7 , to HHughes28 aged 4 aged 4 & to PHughes22 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This book is timeless. A must for all children. We spend ages just looking at the pictures and pointing all the different things out we can see. 
Wonderful and enchanting. 
18th March '16
I read it to AnnaC aged 6 aged 6 & to IslaC aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A must have for every family, the intertwined stories of different fairy tale characters, the witty illustrations and the readable style all add up to a classic!
3rd October '16
I read it to Hllatchem06 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A fabulous book loved by all, familiar characters on each page, Greatly illustrated to engage the children to find the different characters 
30th March '18
I read it to Pickle2010 aged 7 aged 7 , to Turbo aged 6 aged 6 & to Doodles aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is a childhood classic, lovely
Pictures and rhyming text.

I remember reading this as a child and love
Sharing it with my little ones now. 
10th October '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Very easy to read, as it uses rhyme well - which makes it easy for little ones to pick up the text. Story is simple but nice. My son loves this and enjoys pointing out his favourite characters from other books that feature in this tale.
19th May '17
I read it to RC13 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My daughter really enjoys spotting all the characters in the pictures, which are lovely and detailed. She likes the rhyming story and guessing which characters are coming up next. We have had this book for a long time, but she continues to come back to it, and ofter finds something new.
5th August '17
I read it to Little One aged 3 aged 3 & to Baby aged 9 months aged 0
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5 stars
This book is truly a classic. Filled with delicate illustrations and a running game of "I spy" it's such a lovely book to read and own. 
Baby enjoys the repetitive language of the game but she is yet to appreciate all the links to the mentioning of traditional nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters. However, my eldest soo loves this. She enjoys the game element of having to find something amongst the illustrations and the fact that it includes familiar characters. 
It really is a delight of a book. How pretty is that front cover? The inside is a joy too. 
19th May '17
I read it to FreyasBooks aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Such a classic to add to your collection. I have read this to my daughter since she was tiny and she still loves it to this day. 
29th June '16
I read it to Megs aged 3 aged 3 , to Erin aged 5 aged 5 & to Amelia aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
One of my family's favourite book, written beautifully and fantastic illustration. Filled with characters from our favourite nursery rhymes it's a game of I Spy my little ones love. Great rhyming throughout. Highly recommended.
5th July '16
I read it to BlastyMK aged 8 aged 8 & to Foofie12 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Each Peach Pear Plum is an absolute classic. We had a copy when I was little and I've read it countless times to each of my children.
The pictures, the rhyme and the inclusion of of host of other well-known storybook characters all give it it's charm.
It's great for babies and as the children grow, the love to point out the characters, recite the rhyme along with you and you can talk about all sorts of other things happening on each page.
I probably know the verse of this entire book off by heart.
9th May '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to Jah1234 aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
I loved this book as a child and now my own children love it too. What a lovely read! Beautifully rhymed and illustrated. Fun and easy to read. What a little gem of a book:)
21st November '17
Soapy read it themselves aged 3 months aged 0
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5 stars
Another fabulous read by the Ahlberg family ! 
Lovely story and beautiful illustrations, perfect for baby’s bedtime:) 
8th February '18
I read it to FJGW aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is a timeless rhyming story with wonderful illustrations and plenty to talk about. It was read to me as a child, I read it to my son from his first birthday, and from the age of 4 he has enjoyed reading it to me and to younger children. 
28th June '17
I read it to Squirt aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is a fab old school classic. I remember reading this and can probably recite the whole thing. My daughter loves it because of all the familiar fairy tale characters. It makes a good interactive book as you can spy for each character all the way through. We always end up singing the accompanying nursery rhymes as we go. 
29th June '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to Aaronthecooldude aged 6 aged 6 , to Little Boo aged 1 aged 1 & to Baby E aged 5 months aged 0
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5 stars
I remember this book from my childhood. I bought a copy years ago and it's very well read in our household. I've even introduced my husband to it. The rhyme is great but the joy comes in finding characters in the beautiful illustrations. This book is worth every penny. 
4th February '17
I read it to Gracie Noodle aged 10 aged 10 & to Habs aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Fantastic rhyming book that leads from one character to another page by page. Beautiful illustration. My kids love it. 
22nd September '16
I read it to Ckelly2013 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Lovely rhyming book with cute illustrations. It's a fun read from great authors. My daughter loves it 
11th October '16
I read it to ToyStoryTot aged 4 aged 4 & to TwinkleBubs aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This book is an absolute classic. Beautiful illustrations, an easy flow of rhyme and familiar fairytale characters that little ones will love to point out on each page. This is a firm family favourite,  entertaining both my 21 month old and 4 year old. We never tire of it! 
31st March '17
I read it to Grush aged 4 aged 4 & to Hdodd aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
I love that I can read my kids a story that my nan used to read to me.  It brings back so many memories!
I used to love playing the game of "I spy" when I was younger and it's definitely not lost its charm.  Holly and Gerard both loved finding the different characters hidden in the pictures.
17th October '16
I read it to Eloise aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Love nursery rhymes and poems!!! This book is just so sweet! Could read it again and again
19th April '16
I read it to Belllboo aged 9 aged 9 , to Bambam aged 6 aged 6 & to Bubba aged 3 months aged 0
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5 stars
Such a fantastic little book, great concept, great rhymes & pictures.  I have enjoyed this book with all my children and re-read it just recently with the little ones and Bellboo.  It's funny that I can still remember the words.  
Bubba just liked my singsong voice while I read and Bellboo and Bambam joined in with the words and 'spying' the characters in the pictures.
24th August '18
I read it to summerkerchey aged 7 aged 7 & to milliekerchey aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Another favourite from my childhood that I couldn’t wait to share with my girls. Simple rhymes and engaging pictures with lots to spot. It osstill a go to book for the youngest if she is feeling particularly tired/poorly. 
28th January '17
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6 & to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is a lovely book. It has simple, short sentences that rhyme and has lovely old style illustrations. We really enjoyed looking for all the different nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters. I found it a great way to introduce my children to the tales I read as a child such as 'Goldilocks and the three Bears', 'Tom Thumb' and 'Little Boo Peep'. A great interactive story for little ones.
22nd July '17
I read it to byronbay aged 4 aged 4 & to Rosiewoo aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We LOVE this book. The children really enjoy the 'i spy' element and hunting through the pages to find the characters. Beautifully illustrated and written. A lovely story that can be enjoyed together
30th October '17
I read it to mrbear aged 6 aged 6 & to mrfox aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
A timeless classic, which we bought for my older son and then passed on to my younger son. We love spotting all the character we know from other fairy tales.
2nd August '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
I read this book as a child and instantly fell in love with it! It was the one I used to always check out of the library for a reread. I loved being observant as a child and would always try and find the hidden character that would lead you to the next tale. I also loved to write rhyming poetry and this book had that too. A must read for any parent to read to a child.
11th February '18
I read it to Frey aged 3 aged 3 & to Pheebs aged 7 months aged 0
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5 stars
My eldest daughter loves reading books that mommy remembers when she was a child, so this one is a great hit! Lovely memorable rhymes that we often recite randomly and beautiful illustrations- my 7 month old is hypnotized by the pictures too. The genius of this book is searching for the character who appears on the next page and of course using relatable characters from nursery rhymes. 5*
28th November '16
I read it to PHanke aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This book was one of my husband's favourite books as a child, and to be able to share it with our child is a joy like no others.  The illustrations are still beautiful after almost 40 years and it is a delight to read aloud before bedtime.
25th September '17
I read it to Pre school aged 2 to 4
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5 stars
Amazing book which rhymes all the way through. Each page is beautiful made up of characters which my children enjoyed spotting and pointing out. 
3rd September '16
I read it to Brobee aged 4 aged 4 & to Toodee aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This is an absolute children's classic. I remember having it read to me and it's so lovely to read it to my children. It's very simple in the language used but the illustrations have so much wonderful detail. It's so nice to be reminded of all of the traditional nursery rhymes as you read it. 
7th November '17
I read it to Ellie14 aged 3 aged 3 & to Rooroo aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A firm favourite with my children and know my grandchildren, lovely rhyming book with great illustrations. 
9th August '16
I read it to Arthur aged 2 aged 2 & to WillP aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This has been a well loved book in our house since my eldest boy was about 2 years old.
The boys love spotting where the characters are hidden on each page, and my youngest boy likes to 
pretend to pick the pears and apples from the trees and eat them! Lovely rhyming text that the children can join in with, and beautiful  illustrations by Janet Ahlberg, so appealing to adults and toddlers alike. I like children's books with a hint of old-fashioned innocence, which I feel this book has.
22nd May '17
I read it to KeeratKT aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Forget the children, I love this book, although they really like it too! "Each Peach Pear Plum. I spy Tom Thumb!" this engaging and interactive book encourages children to try to find the next fairytale and nursery-rhyme character such as Mother Hubbard and Baby Bunting. This is such a great way to then lead on to reading the fairtyales featured in the book. The illustrations are great too and the book is very well written. 
30th May '17
I read it to Haf aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
A much loved classic, lots to see in the pictures and my daughter loves the rhymes. She joins in with as much as she can, and likes to point to all the characters in each picture. Great fun to read aloud and promotes discussion of other classic children's stories.
26th September '17
Oliviathegamer read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
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5 stars
I loved reading this book when I was younger. When my little brothers were born I loved reading this book to them. This book has very good rhymes in it and the last page is the best page.
9th November '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A timeless classic, beautiful illustrations, beautiful children's book.
22nd November '16
I read it to Pipsqueak K aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
I remember trying to read this to my eldest when he was 2 & he was not interested but by 16 month old is OBSESSED with it!!! When he's refusing to get out of the bath I only have to recite the first few lines and he's reaching up to be carried out and read to. The rhyming text is so soothing it's a perfect bedtime read and the illustrations are so full of detail I can always find new things to point out. Brilliant.
15th June '17
I read it to Pip aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
Lovely classic book. Lots of rhyming and love how each page connects to the previous. Also beautifully illustrated. 
2nd April '17
I read it to Sjs aged 4 aged 4 & to obp aged 8 months aged 0
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4 stars
Fabulous rhyming book featuring lots of well known nursery rhyme and fairy tale charachters. We love reading thia together.
3rd October '17
I read it to Leonsean aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
My little boy loves this book because there are things hiding on each page that he loves trying to find! And he loves the nursery ryhmes characters. 
31st January '17
I read it to Piglet aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
A childhood classic, this a great book for toddlers and parents alike. Rhyming couplets lead neatly from one fairy tale character to another.  Parents will enjoy the reminders of characters from their youth, which young children may not fully appreciate until they are a bit older and more well versed in classic stories. 
1st July '18
I read it to Matildac aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
This is a good little book that encourages children to learn and read along. It encourages counting and learning colours and different fruit and veg. We thoroughly enjoyed reading this book together. 
1st December '17
I read it to Littlestar aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
A fun, rhyming book which also follows the game I Spy. Each page describes a well known character and another hiding on the page to find. It's written in a fun, fast paced way as each page features two sentences - "Mother Hubbard down the cellar. I spy Cinderella". 
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About Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg Biography
Allan Ahlberg was born on 5th June 1938 in Croydon. Allan and his wife, Janet Ahlberg, worked together for 20 years creating many children's books, including picture books, before Janet passed away in 1994. Allan wrote the stories while Janet illustrated them. 
 
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Janet Ahlberg Biography
Janet Hall was born 21st October 1944 in Yorkshire and brought up in Leicester. Janet met her husband, Allan, while enrolled in a teacher training course at Sunderland Technical College and they married in 1969.
They worked together for 20 years until Janet died in 1994. Allan wrote the books while Janet illustrated them.
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Janet Ahlberg Biography
Janet Hall was born 21st October 1944 in Yorkshire and brought up in Leicester. Janet met her husband, Allan, while enrolled in a teacher training course at Sunderland Technical College and they married in 1969.
They worked together for 20 years u...

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