Created: 14th August, 2015

Mrs Wobble the Waitress

Author: Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Janet Ahlberg
Publisher: Puffin

Mrs Wobble gets the sack from her job as a waitress because she wobbles and spills food over everyone. She and her enterprising family turn their own house into a successful cafe with its ‘famous juggling waiters’. The whole concept of this series is brilliant - the format of the ‘Happy Family’ - Mr, Mrs, Master and Miss, gives a predictable structure and allows for meaningful repetition, and yet, in the hands of Allan Ahlberg, it is also often used to challenge gender stereotypes.

Other titles in the ‘Happy Families’ include:

Mr Biff the Boxer (9780723275589), £6.99

Master Money the Millionaire (97801413524040), £6.99

Master Track’s Train (9780723293934), £6.99

Mrs Vole the Vet (9780723293941), £6.99

Miss Brick the Builders' Baby (9780141377476), £6.99

Master Bun the Bakers' Boy (9780141377469), £6.99

Miss Jump the Jockey (9780141352398), £6.99