- Author: Allan Ahlberg,Janet Ahlberg
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Published: 29 April 1999
- ISBN: 9780141304960
Once upon a time there were three bears, seven dwarfs, five gorillas, a frog prince, some sleeping beauties, a wolf, a dinosaur, a mad hatter, a steamboat, four firemen on a fire engine, a considerable number of giant beanstalks - and a little boy named Jeremiah Obadiah Jackenory Jones. Jeremiah lives in the Dark Woods with his grandma, who is brave enough to fight off crocodiles with her bare hands and her handbag. But her legs aren't so good, so when her jam tarts are stolen she sends Jeremiah into the woods to find the culprit...This is another highly entertaining story from Janet and Allan Ahlberg, which will delight both children and parents
Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, together with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and PEEPO! He has also written prize-winning poetry, and fiction for older readers. Allan lives in Bath.