Please Mrs Butler
The bestselling and much-loved Please Mrs Butler is 30 years old!
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 verses about primary school life. A real winnerGuardian
Clever, funny and nostalgic, the collection is a delightSunday Times
The most important 20th-century children's poetry bookBooks for Keeps poll