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Bertie Bun was born to be a baker. His mum is a baker. His dad is a baker. Even his grandparents were bakers. But Bertie has a big problem - he's bored of bread! He wants to be a butcher's boy, or a bus-driver's boy or even a balloonist's boy - and his wishes are going to land him in lots of trouble.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
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Jun 07, 2014 Kieran Curtin rated it it was ok
Although the beautiful illustrations of Industrial Revolution-era England will delight upper KS1 and lower KS2 children, this book is a bit boring. It is mostly concerned with the lesson of being thankful for what you have, and the grass being greener on the other side. However, the basic storyline and standard language may not engage all readers.
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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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