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Heard it in the Playground Hardcover – 31 Aug 1989


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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Children's Books; 1st Edition edition (31 Aug. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670823724
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670823727
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.4 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 508,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Book Beaver on 4 Mar. 2009
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This year (2009) is the 20th anniversary of this excellent sequel to 'Please Mrs Butler'. Although old favourites such as Mrs Butler and Derek Drew return, this is far more than another selection of poems about life in a primary school. There are lengthy poems such as 'Kicking a Ball' and 'Heard it in the Playground' that are suitable for choral speaking and I have heard them used as a centrepiece for school assemblies, including the now traditional Leavers' Assembly for Year 6's at the end of the Summer Term.
Like the other two books in this series, the poems are accompanied by perfect illustrations by Fritz Wegner which complement the poetry in a most satisfying manner. Apart from the classic lengthier poems which are extremely catchy, there are shorter ones such as 'Not Now, Nigel' about an extremely keen pupil and 'The Mrs Butler Blues'. However, possibly the finest example and one full of a mixture of emotions including memory, pathos and reflection is 'Leavers' Song' which is a staple ingredient of many final and memorable assemblies. An excerpt is:
"Goodbye, old school,
We'll miss you a lot -
The din and the dinners,
Believe it or not,
We'll miss you, Miss,
And remember you, Sir,
When lessons have faded
And homework's a blur,
Goodbye, old school,
We'll miss you a lot.........."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 May 2011
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I was given this book at about 8 and loved it until my mum nabbed it for her class and I never got it back - I was 18 then, skip foreward 12 years, i've had a baby a year ago I thought I would buy my own copy and it's taken me on a trip down memory lane, it's obvious that these poems have come from personal observation from having helped in many classrooms and lived with 2 teachers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AmyMichelle on 24 Nov. 2013
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I remember this, and 'Please Mrs. Butler' from my childhood and have always planned to buy this once my children started school. Now I have one in school and two in nursery and they all enjoy the poems, I have just purchased Please Mrs.Butler too, and any Allan Ahlberg fans should look out for the story book 'The Pencil' which is brilliant too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on 28 Mar. 2013
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As a supply teacher, I needed a reasonable copy of this book at a very reasonable price. The plan being to use it as a literacy topic resource, but then to leave for the children to enjoy. Ahlberg and Amazon together - what a team!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Moore on 4 April 2013
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I love Allen Ahlberg's work. This poem evokes the atmosphere of the playground so well, though it has to be read aloud to fully appreciate it - preferably by children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By June Thackrah on 24 Mar. 2013
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A wonderful children's book that is also loved by adults. Great. For reading aloud, this book is marvellous and a great addition to the classroom.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucy Sutherland on 29 Dec. 2012
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Great book for kids and grown-ups! Reminds me of fun times at primary school! Definitely would recommend it to all.
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I had this book when I was little, and I was so happy when I came across it again. It has some very funny and quite sad poems in there "THE GHOST TEACHER", quite dark but nice, and "THE BOY WITHOUT A NAME", very touching xx
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