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Heard it in the Playground

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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. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. 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. It was because Janet wanted to illustrate a book that Allan wrote his first book, the Brick Street boys. 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. 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.

Janet sadly died in 1994, but Allan has gone on to work with other illustrators and is still producing lots of new books. We’re obliged by EU General Data Protection Regulation to let you know about this right; we don’t actually intend to misuse your data. A marvellous collection of poems, some funny, some thought-provoking, all written with the inimitable Ahlberg wit and wisdom. 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).

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. Shed a tear for The Boy Without A Name, discover the secrets to teachers (they NEVER leave the school!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! 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. Revisiting this classic collection of short poems, long poems and songs as a trainee teacher reveals just how perfectly Ahlberg captures the unique environment of the primary school. Many of his books were collaborations with his wife, Janet, an illustrator, and they quickly became one of Britain’s leading author/illustrator teams.

We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. 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?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. Janet Ahlberg (21 October 1944 – 13 November 1994), née Janet Hall, and Allan Ahlberg (born 5 June 1938) were a British married couple who created many children's books, including picture books that regularly appear at the top of "most popular" lists for public libraries.

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