Heard it in the Playground (Puffin Books) Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Aug 1991
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About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.........."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent sequel to 'Please Mrs Butler'. The poems are much longer and very much appreciate by Junior age children.Published 24 days ago by Jon
Fantastic quick delivery and excellent quality definitely buy againPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
LOVE THIS BOOK. I know all the poems off by heart - as should every child.Published 11 months ago by Laura
Yet another poetry book from my childhood, growing up in a teaching family. It is as good a collection as I remembered.Published 14 months ago by Trudi