Heard it in the Playground

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Heard it in the Playground

Heard it in the Playground

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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. 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. I remember my mum (a primary school teacher) carrying a very battered copy of this in her bag to and from school.

The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. 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.

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? It was because Janet wanted to illustrate a book that Allan wrote his first book, the Brick Street boys. 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 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! 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!

I remember the boys in my class turning the poem ‘Heard it in the Playground’ into a rap in the style of Vanilla Ice! No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. 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. 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.A marvellous collection of poems, some funny, some thought-provoking, all written with the inimitable Ahlberg wit and wisdom. Janet sadly died in 1994, but Allan has gone on to work with other illustrators and is still producing lots of new books. 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 died in 1994 and Ahlberg discontinued his writing career for a few years before picking it up again.

We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. Many of his books were collaborations with his wife, Janet, an illustrator, and they quickly became one of Britain’s leading author/illustrator teams. Shed a tear for The Boy Without A Name, discover the secrets to teachers (they NEVER leave the 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.Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Unfortunately rather than being hardcover as described at time of sale, it was a paperback but it is in good condition . 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.If you decide not to receive newsletters at all, you’ll have to unsubscribe from all the mailing lists.



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