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The Shopping Expedition

3.18  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
On the day Mom goes shopping with her young daughter, baby Harry, and Wilf the Wonderdog, she starts by making her usual grocery list. But with Allan Ahlberg at the helm, what begins as a mundane shopping trip can quickly become just a little unusual. With the help of whimsically detailed illustrations by André Amstutz, this persistent family treks through a blizzard and ...more
32 pages
Published 2007 (first published May 1st 2005)
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Sarah Adamson
This is an interesting book. It's a short story by Allan Ahlberg - famous author of We're going on a Bear Hunt and oh so many more marvelous books. This one seems based on the illustrations which are pretty magnificent!
The story is an imaginative version of a standard trip out to the supermarket! Fun and light.
Feb 11, 2015 Karen rated it it was ok
This book starts off on the third page, so I began the book being a bit confused. I do get that the story is about flights of imagination, but I think the book would have been better if the illustrations showed something to anchor the imagination to reality, e.g., the jungle could have been a park on the outer edge.
May 01, 2014 Bree rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
not a pre-k book as we thought, but aimed at 5-7yo who will get the imagination factor involved; either way my kids didn't enjoy this book as it was too much like a strange dream with a really dull ending
Aug 02, 2015 Naomi rated it did not like it
OMGG...BORING! This book is supposed to be a whimsical tale...instead it just dragged on for me. I thought I was going to beat my head against the wall with how long this book went on for AND IT IS A CHILDREN'S BOOK!
Bit of an abrupt beginning and end. I actually checked the book a few times to make sure I didn't miss a page at the start.
Jun 29, 2009 Allison rated it liked it
Mom, sister, baby brother, and Wulf the Wonderdog set out on a Shopping Expedition, and the road turns into marvelous places!
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Oct 29, 2010 Lesley Looper rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the creatvity of the family shopping expedition, as well as the colorful illustrations!
Jun 06, 2010 DianeL rated it really liked it
Great children's book - quick & easy, lovely to be able to read to your child/ren quick.
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Allan Ahlberg, one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books - including the best-selling Jolly Postman series - says that he dreamed of becoming a writer since the age of twelve. But his route to that goal was somewhat circuitous.

Other jobs along the way included postman (not an especially jolly one, he recalls), gravedigger, plumber, and teacher.

The author wrote his firs
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