Everything in Burglar Bill's life is stolen, from the toast,
marmalade and coffee he has for breakfast to the bed he sleeps in.
One night when he is out burgling, he comes across a box with holes
in the lid on a doorstep.
Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath.