The Runaway Dinner

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg

Childrens Picture Books

Talk about fast food. A hilarious, high-speed tale from the inimitable Allan Ahlberg. Catch it if you can...


What happens if someone's dinner decides that, well, it doesn't want to be eaten? For a hungry little boy named Banjo and a savory sausage named Melvin, it's a plight that can only result in a breathless escape and what a chase it is!


Off speeds the sturdy sausage leading fork, knife, and plate, chair and table, a handful of fries with various French names, and three fat little peas out the door, down the street, and around the park, with poor Banjo taking up the rear. Will the famished boy ever catch them? And what (gulp) happens to Melvin if he does?


Allan Ahlberg is in his element with this fast and funny tale, while Bruce Ingman's kid-friendly illustrations add visual comedy to the chase.

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"Funny, touching, ridiculous and dramatic - a treat from start to finish." - The Guardian"

Allan Ahlberg is one of the most popular children's authors writing today. His titles include Each Peach Pear Plum, Peepo!, the Gaskitts series and The Jolly Postman, which, with its sequels, has sold over five million copies worldwide. He lives in Bath. Bruce Ingman, who won the 1996 Mother Goose Award for best newcomer to children's picture books, is the creator of When Martha's Away (winner of the 1996 National Art Library Illustration Awards) and Bad News, I'm in Charge! (1-84428-456-5). He lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9781406305494
  • : Walker Books, Limited
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : May 2007
  • : 215mm X 280mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : New edition
  • : Bruce Ingman
  • : 823.914
  • : 40
  • : colour illustrations
  • : Allan Ahlberg
  • : Paperback