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Please Mrs Butler

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Please Mrs Butler Synopsis

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

Please Mrs Butler Press Reviews

The most important 20th-century children's poetry book * Books for Keeps poll * Clever, funny and nostalgic, the collection is a delight * Sunday Times * Hilarious and poignant verses about primary school life. A real winner * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140314946
Publication date: 30th August 1984
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Allan Ahlberg

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 Christmas Postman - both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction for older readers. The Telegraph described him as 'By far our best writer for the young.'

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