[PDF] Previously | by ☆ Allan Ahlberg Bruce Ingman, Previously, Allan Ahlberg Bruce Ingman, Previously The team behind THE RUNAWAY DINNER reverses direction in this clever pastiche of fairy tales in which everyone lives happily ever before Jack was running like mad in the dark woods with a hen under his arm Previously he had stolen the hen and climbed down a beanstalk But do you know what was Jack doing before he climbed down the beanstalk Or what Jack and Jill werThe team behind THE RU [PDF] Previously | by ☆ Allan Ahlberg Bruce Ingman - Previously, Previously The team behind THE RUNAWAY DINNER reverses direction in this clever pastiche of fairy tales in which everyone lives happily ever before Jack was running like mad in the dark woods with a hen under hi

  • Title: Previously
  • Author: Allan Ahlberg Bruce Ingman
  • ISBN: 9780763635428
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] Previously | by ☆ Allan Ahlberg Bruce Ingman [PDF] Previously | by ☆ Allan Ahlberg Bruce Ingman - Previously, Previously The team behind THE RUNAWAY DINNER reverses direction in this clever pastiche of fairy tales in which everyone lives happily ever before Jack was running like mad in the dark woods with a hen under hi

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About "Allan Ahlberg Bruce Ingman"

  1. Allan Ahlberg Bruce Ingman

    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 first book when he was thirty seven, after a decade of teaching a profession that he maintains is much harder than being a writer Allan Ahlberg says that if he hadn t become a writer, he would have loved to be a soccer player He lives in England with his family For information, please see answers topic allan ah

790 thoughts on “Previously”

  1. This mostly worked for me I read it because I enjoyed this author s The Runaway Dinner Here, the premise is what happened before each of the plots of several fairy tales, and each story flows into and is connected to the other I thought that it was very clever and sweet, and I particularly liked all the babies toward the end The connected multiple fairy tale story wasn t 100% successful in my opinion, but overall I found it very enjoyable, and I appreciate the effort it took to create this And, [...]


  2. The idea was to start with a fairy tale, work backwards very briefly through the plot and segue into another fairy tale that happened previously If previously happened to be a harmonious, onomatopoeic word it might have worked, but the constant repetition of such a long, going on unlyrical kind of word just didn t read well The wonderful illustrations almost redeem it and I suppose if I had been a pre reader and could have told myself stories from the pictures alone I might have loved this book, [...]


  3. I do think this is such a cute, clever idea Telling various fairy tales backwards None of the fairy tales are told with much depth or description, but I did think it was cute how Ahlberg intertwined the various characters The ending seemed a little out of place, but it was sweet And the illustrations were cute I pretty much felt that both the illustrations and story were cute, but nothing really wow Still, fun enough and a quick read.


  4. I thought this was quite fun and I think it would have intrigued me as a kid I like narratives that go backwards and this one is even fun as it ties together various fairy tale characters and how their paths cross I m glad I gave it a chance


  5. This is a very clever story, intertwining characters from well known and well loved fairy tales, stories and nursery rhymes, such as Goldilocks, Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk , Jill from the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill and Cinderella More generic fairytale characters such as a frog and a prince also make an appearance I enjoyed this story and think it has a lot of potential to be used in class However, I also think that it would be important for the children to be familiar with all of the tra [...]


  6. EhI would not borrow this from the library again My daughter 5 did mention so I guess she did realize that there were many different tales intertwined into this story But when I read it out loud to my younger daughter 4 , I wasn t impressed with it It just felt like name dropping from character to character I wish the stories and characters were intertwined.des just bumping into each other as they were running Like if Jack s from Jack and Jill family had a huge medical bills to pay from his bum [...]


  7. I really wanted to like this story Combining several fairy tales into one story is compelling and a unique challenge But this book just doesn t entertain The previously gimmick just really falls flat and makes it irritating to read aloud The mixture of the old fashioned classic stories and modern day doesn t work And the illustrations aren t good enough to give the story a boost Nice concept, but just not catchy or engaging By the way, what is up with the milk white Mercedes Meh.


  8. The concept of the book is good going backward in time through common folk and fairy tales, but the execution is weird The book would be very hard to follow if you were not familiar with all five tales, and it seems like kids today are less familiar with common folk and fairy tales than they used to be In the end, the book goes back in time to when all the characters were babies and all the houses, chairs, carts, etc were still trees Very hard for a child s developing brain to wrap itself around [...]




  9. All the traditional fairy tales only told backward Cute idea and cute illustrations but it wasn t very fun for some reason.


  10. A delightful tale that leads us back through the life events of several fairy tale characters, starting with Goldilocks The way the story segues into different characters is very clever and seamless, one flowing naturally into another An ideal book for working on perfect progressive and progressive tenses with children and an enjoyable story too The illustrations, although deceptively simple, are bright and colourful and demonstrate what s happening in the text very well A great addition to any [...]


  11. Previously describes classic fairy tales in reverse, linking each one to the next This tangled web of stories may be confusing for younger audiences, though older ones who have familiarity with the original tales will enjoy identifying the ones they know While it has a clever concept, Previously does not quite reach its potential Illustrations by Bruce Ingram display a childish style that seems rather flat and messy no doubt this is by design, but it was not in my taste.


  12. I m a fan of Ahlberg s books and I loved this one too The book, which features fairy tales told backwards, cleverly transitions from Goldilocks to Jack to Jill to the frog to a Prince to Cinderella to the Gingerbread Boy Love the ending, taking us back to the beginning of people and animals and the things in our houses.


  13. One must really know the history and complete stories of their favorite fairy tales Ahlberg lets us know what happened to these characters BEFORE they got into their situations So sit down, concentrate, and enjoy.



  14. Many fairy tales connected in reverse order Fun, but would require some background knowledge of these stories.


  15. This is a fun take on what might have happened PREVIOUSLY in various fairy tales and linking them in a fun imaginative way


  16. A cute story that ties together classic fairy tales, children love trying to guess what character will come next


  17. This story is about Goldilocks and all the things she and the other people in the story had been doing previously She goes through a bunch of different fairy tales She goes through the three bears house, which is her original fairytale She runs into Jack from Jack and the bean stock Jack then becomes the Jack from Jack and Jill They mat the frog from the frog prince who had met Cinderella Cinderella had seen the gingerbread man and it goes back until they were all babies I though it was a very i [...]


  18. Previously by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman explores the idea that every story started somewhere, tying together six fairytale characters in one story exploring beginnings that occured previously A clever idea The stories of Goldilocks, Jack of Beanstalk fame, Jack and Jill, the Frog Prince, Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Boy are combined I didn t like combining fairy tales and present day activites, such as Jack playing soccer, which took me out of fairy tale mode If the character [...]


  19. This book has a clever premise, bringing together characters from various fairy tales while simultaneously teaching the concept of what came before It gets surprisingly deep and complex at the end, mentioning how everyone was once a baby and all things were made from the trees and the earth, etc It s way over my baby s head, obviously, as he doesn t even have a grasp on the regular versions of the referenced fairy tales yet I don t mind, though, as I read him all sorts of things at bedtime and d [...]


  20. I was really excited about this book I had heard good things, I love fractured fairytales, the illustrations looked interesting, but somehow it didn t quite come together for me Maybe it s because I wasn t reading it out loud committing a big picturebook no no or had no children to read it with I should really try reading it to my class and see how it goes I really like the general style of the illustrations especially the color, texture, and shape but find them somewhat inconsistent some pages [...]


  21. This is definitely the most unique children story I have read that somehow ties in characters from very well known stories such as Cinderella, Jack and Jill, Gingerbread man, Goldilocks and many others I thought it was very interesting how all of these characters all tied into one another previously It can be a little difficult to understand if the children are not familiar with the original stories so maybe before reading this book, it would be beneficial to have the students read the original [...]


  22. I really like this book I m not sure my kids get it, but that s OK, because they really like it, too My toddler has been running around the house, doing specific things, and announcing each one Pweviouswy, I was on the porch Pweviouswy, I was in the kitchen Pweviouswy, I was playing with this toy I am very amused Hm I just read a bunch of reviews other people didn t see this book the same way I did and focused on the author s success or lack thereof in intertwining fairy tales I saw the value of [...]


  23. Very fun book, a bit of a fractured fairytale The story starts with Goldilocks jumping out the window of the home of the Three Bears and everything that comes after happened previously The book links well known folk tales and fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack Jill, Cinderella, the Frog Prince, and the Ginger Bread Man The story ends with all the characters being previously babies and the Gingerbread Man was a bag of flour on a shelf, and all the floors and doors and walls were pre [...]


  24. Very fun book, a bit of a fractured fairytale The story starts with Goldilocks jumping out the window of the home of the Three Bears and everything that comes after happened previously The book links well known folk tales and fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack Jill, Cinderella, the Frog Prince, and the Ginger Bread Man The story ends with all the characters being previously babies and the Gingerbread Man was a bag of flour on a shelf, and all the floors and doors and walls were pre [...]


  25. From a little girl, named Goldilocks, running madly home after having climbed out of another house s window, to a boy named Jack, the one with the hen, and then another one who usually goes with Jill , Allan Allberg has written a hilarious story backwards I think those who are reading this will enjoy it most if they are familiar with quite a few fairy tales and Mother Goose rhymes, but it is a clever tale of all those events that happened previously The illustrations are colorful, whimsical, and [...]


  26. I don t know many authors who can skillfully weave six nursery tales rhymes together so well in only 30 pages, but Allan Ahlberg has done a wonderful job of it Starting with the end of the Goldilocks story, we meet the Three bears, Jack in the Beanstalk and, by the way, his sister Jill of the pail of water fame, the Frog Prince, Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Boy, and we learn what happened previously.If you are reading this to kids, make sure they know the real stories first And if you don t k [...]


  27. I saw a reference to Previously on the AP Lit Help blog The post suggested using the book as a mentor text for a reverse plot summary I then created a station in my AP Lit scavenger hunt and had students read part of Previously and follow up by rewriting a book we had read in AP Lit Worked beautifully Most children s books must have application to high school students for them to appeal to me Hence, my rating of this reverse fairytale picture book that weaves several tales together in a fun reve [...]


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