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  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780140314946
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $14.99
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Please Mrs Butler


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The bestselling and much-loved children's poetry classic.

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.

  • Pub date: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780140314946
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

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 Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Sussex.

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