Please Mrs Butler

Never-ending projects. Reading tests. Quarrels and making up. Excuses. Picking teams. Playtime. ‘Please, Sir, it isn’t fair.’ All the familiar happenings of classroom life are brought to life in this classic favourite, voted the most important children’s poetry book of the 20th century in a Books for Keeps poll.

  • Allan Ahlberg’s classic book of comical school rhymes
  • Captures all the familiar events and sayings of school life
  • A hilarious treat that has captivated generations of readers
  • One to delight children and spark vivid memories in grown-ups!

“Hilarious and poignant verses about primary school life. A real winner.” Guardian

“Clever, funny and nostalgic, the collection is a delight.” Sunday Times

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    I memorized ‘Back to School’ after we learned the poem at school. Even my mum loves it!

    4 March 2014

  • This is a very sweet book

    8 March 2013

  • it is criminally funny!

    6 March 2012

  • loved it

    so funny

    6 March 2011

  • charming book about primary school life. loved it as a child used to say it too my teachers!

    27 February 2011

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Authors

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    Allan Ahlberg

    Allan Ahlberg is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s writers and is the author of over a hundred books.

    Awards

    Allan’s work has been recognised by many of the top awards in children’s books, including The Red House Children’s Book Award for The Jolly Postman, The Man Who Wore All of His Clothes and The Pencil.

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