Please Mrs Butler

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Publisher's Synopsis

"Please Mrs Butler, this boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss. What shall I do?"

Discover this hilarious collection of poetry by award-winning Allan Ahlberg, perfect for primary school children.

Packed with playful poems about reading tests, never-ending school projects and playground quarrels, this collection has delighted generations of children and adults alike. Voted the most important children's poetry book of the 20th century in a Books for Keeps poll, Please Mrs Butler belongs in every child's bedroom.

'Hilarious and poignant school verses about primary school life. A real winner' - The Guardian

'Clever, funny and nostalgic, the collection is a delight' - Sunday Times

Discover more school stories from Alan Ahlberg:
Starting School
Heard It In The Playground

Book information

ISBN: 9780140314946
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint: Puffin
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.914
DEWEY edition: 19
Language: English
Number of pages: 93
Weight: 78g
Height: 198mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 7mm