It was a Dark and Stormy Night
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night is an exciting picture book by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo! Perfect as a bedtime story and for children learning to read!It was a dark and stormy night, the rain came down in torrents, there were brigands on the mountains, and wolves, and the chief of the brigands said to Antonio, "I'm bored - tell us a story!"No one tells a better story than Antonio. His tale is full of action and absurdity, pirates, parrots and chocolate carnival cake, rubies, emeralds, diamonds of enormous size . . . and a Thingy. Antonio just makes it up as he goes along. And he begins "It was a dark and stormy night . . ."'Janet and Allan Ahlberg are to children's books what Fred and Ginger were to dancing' - GuardianAllan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including Chicken, Chips and Peas, Funnybones, Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman.
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ALLAN AHLBERG Alphonse Antonio Anyway band banquet beach bears began his story Begin better Book castle cave cetera cheeks chickens chief turned chocolate complete couple cried Fabrizzi cried the brigands crocodiles dark and stormy enormous entrance Fabrizzi face fire followed further gathered gestured Giorgio going golden Gorgonzola hands happened head Higgins huge idea keep kidnapped leapt Leonardo Let's looked Luigi mamma mean Meanwhile megaphone mighty chief moat mountains moving nearer NEVER CAME BACK nose Once Panetta pappa parrots paused pearls pecked perhaps picked pirates present protested puffed rain real wolves Right-o rolls rubies ruffians sharks SHIN silence silver sisters stew stir stolen stormy night story Take tell That's Thingy thinking thought tied tossed treasure Treasure Hunt turned valley Vote washing wolves wooden spoon writing Yeah