Treasure Hunt by Allan Ahlberg

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After her parents treat Tilly to a treasure hunt, they all play hide-and-seek.

About Allan Ahlberg

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Allan Ahlberg was born in 1938 in South London, and grew up in the Black Country. He worked as a teacher, postman, grave digger, soldier and plumber's mate before he became a full-time writer. He met his wife and creative partner, Janet at teacher training college. It was because Janet wanted to illustrate a book that Allan wrote his first book, the Brick Street boys. After that, together they wrote 37 books. Janet died in 1994 and Ahlberg discontinued his writing career for a few years before picking it up again. Gillian Tyler previously worked as a natural history artist and has illustrated two well-received picture books, THE SNAIL HOUSE and TREASURE HUNT, both written by Allan Ahlberg. She especially enjoyed working on FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN' because the events of her real life unexpectedly mirrored the events in the story. As she drew and imagined the courtship of Froggy and Miss Mouse, she happened to meet someone, fall in love, and marry. She says of her characters that she only hopes that "their marriage is as happy as ours!
Published April 1, 2002 by Candlewick. 24 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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each morning brings a succession of treasure hunts, as Tilly’s mother hides her breakfast banana in the kitchen, her father hides her sock rabbit in the garage—and where has the cat gone off?

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Tyler sets the scene with a framed view of the kitchen, then traces Tilly's search with spot watercolors that dance around the text, as Tilly looks first in the cookie jar, then the refrigerator, and finally locates "My treasure!"

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