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Heard it in the Playground

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Allan has collaborated with many illustrators, including Andre Amstutz, Gillian Tyler and Katharine McEwen, as well as his late wife, Janet Ahlberg (nee Hall) and his daughter Jessica Ahlberg. Allan Ahlberg’s collection of poems and songs paint a funny and accurate portrait of primary school life, with highly appealing and atmospheric illustrations by Fritz Wegner. My nearly 6 year old daughter really enjoys both reading and listening to poetry, and was really caught up in this book! You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Whether it is poems about something living in Harrison’s desk, the school boy’s love of kicking a ball, the dread of parents’ evening or the timeless questions “why must we go to school? Unfortunately rather than being hardcover as described at time of sale, it was a paperback but it is in good condition . It was because Janet wanted to illustrate a book that Allan wrote his first book, the Brick Street boys. Now that my mum has spotted it on my bookshelf she has dug out her copy, with refreshed enthusiasm, to use in her all boys Year 6 class.

S. it was published by Viking Press in 1979 as Each Peach Pear Plum: an "I Spy" story; the national library catalogue summary explains, "Rhymed text and illustrations invite the reader to play 'I spy' with a variety of Mother Goose and other folklore characters. Meet Billy McBone and the Mad Professor's Daughter, be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest, shed a tear for the Boy Without a Name and - if you're a stressed teacher - sing the Mrs Butler Blues. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. I remember my mum (a primary school teacher) carrying a very battered copy of this in her bag to and from school. Meet Billy McBone and the Mad Professor’s Daughter, be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest, shed a tear for the Boy Without a Name and – if you’re a stressed teacher – sing the Mrs Butler Blues.

Janet sadly died in 1994, but Allan has gone on to work with other illustrators and is still producing lots of new books. Allan Ahlberg's collection of poems and songs paint a funny and accurate portrait of primary school life, with highly appealing and atmospheric illustrations by Fritz Wegner. Shed a tear for The Boy Without A Name, discover the secrets to teachers (they NEVER leave the school! Janet died in 1994 and Ahlberg discontinued his writing career for a few years before picking it up again. Classic characters like Burglar Bill and The Jolly Postman have become firm favourites with a generation of children who are now reading them to their own offspring.If you believe that your personal data has been misused, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. If you decide not to receive newsletters at all, you’ll have to unsubscribe from all the mailing lists. Many of his books were collaborations with his wife, Janet, an illustrator, and they quickly became one of Britain’s leading author/illustrator teams. Innovative, funny and moving, his work encompasses storybooks, picture books, easy readers, joke books and novels as well as poems. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives.

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 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 POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. He has won numerous awards for his books including, the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, The Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001, and The Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children award 2002. This illustrated collection of amusing poems and songs celebrating primary school life won the Signal Poetry Award in 1990.Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). I raised the question with Better World Books and although they could not supply a hardcover version they were extremely generous in making up for the descepency. Signal Poetry Award 1990 Age 8+ 80 pages An illustrated collection of amusing poems and songs celebrating primary school life. This book is an essential item for any KS2 shelf, to have to hand for last minute assemblies, or for sharing some laughter during those ‘in-between’ moments of the school day.

Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. We agree that ‘The Trial of Derek Drew’ will go down particularly well – I am looking forward to reading the children’s own poems for their trial transcripts!A marvellous collection of poems, some funny, some thought-provoking, all written with the inimitable Ahlberg wit and wisdom. Meet Billy McBone and the Mad Professor s Daughter, be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest, shed a tear for the Boy Without a Name and if you re a stressed teacher sing the Mrs Butler Blues. I remember the boys in my class turning the poem ‘Heard it in the Playground’ into a rap in the style of Vanilla Ice! Meet daydreamer Billy McBone, be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest, shed a tear for the Boy Without a Name and - if youre a stressed teacher - sing the Mrs Butler Blues!

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