Allan Ahlberg has published over one hundred books, including the classic, Greenaway-winning picture books, THE JOLLY CHRISTMAS POSTMAN and EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM, illustrated by his late wife, Janet. His poetry collection, HEARD IT IN THE PLAYGROUND,won the Signal Poetry Award. Allan lives in London.
Fritz Wegner has been illustrating children's books for many years, as well as painting postage stamps, designing and teaching. He lives in London.
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.
This witty collection of school poems by Allan Ahlberg, re-jacketed for its 30th anniversary and for a whole new generation of school children to fall in love with, is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone. From never-ending projects, reading tests, quarreling, making-up, excuses and 'Please, Sir, it isn't fair.'
Fritz Wegner's line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses.
Please Mrs Butler was voted the most important twentieth-century children's poetry book in a Books for Keeps poll.