Allan Ahlberg's five poetry books, written over a period of twenty-five years - "Please Mrs Butler", "Heard it in the Playground", "Friendly Matches", "The Mighty Slide" and "The Mysteries of Zigomar" - have delighted generations of children and received many accolades and prizes. Allan has sifted through them and chosen a collection to delight and entrance a new generation of readers and their parents. Here are all the trials and tribulations of childhood, embracing school, quarrels, friendships, football and storytelling from a much-loved author and poet. Charlotte Voake's black-and-white illustrations enchance the charm of this handsome and definitive collection.
There are 272 pages in this book. This book was published 2008 by Penguin Books Ltd .
Allan Ahlberg is the author of nuemrous award-winning and popular children's books, including the HAPPY FAMILIES series and PLEASE MRS BUTLER, a book of school poems. Mark Williams is one of the stars of the BBC's THE FAST SHOW. Charlotte Voake is an internationally acclaimed children's author and artist. She studied art history but always wanted to be an illustrator. She recently won the Smarties Silver Medal Award for her picture book, The Pizza Kitten.