This witty collection of school poems by Allan Ahlberg, has a cover refresh for a whole new generation of school children to take to its heart. It is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone - from never-ending projects, reading tests, quarrels, making-up, excuses and 'Please, Sir, it isn't fair', Please Mrs Butler accurately portrays everyday primary school life.
Fritz Wegner's line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses.
Praise for Please Mrs Butler:
'Hilarious and poignant school verses about primary school life. A real winner' - Guardian
'Clever, funny and nostalgic, the collection is a delight' - Sunday Times
PLEASE MRS BUTLER - The most important 20th-century children's poetry book' - Books for Keeps poll
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Allan Ahlberg Biography
Allan Ahlberg was born on 5th June 1938 in Croydon. Allan and his wife, Janet Ahlberg, worked together for 20 years creating many children's books, including picture books, before Janet passed away in 1994. Allan wrote the stories while Janet illustrated them.
Allan has published over 100 children's books and has won awar