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Suitable for 7 - 11 years

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Never-ending projects. Reading tests. Quarrels and making up. Excuses. Picking teams. Playtime. ‘Please, Sir, it isn’t fair.’ All the familiar happenings of classroom life are brought to life in this classic favourite, voted the most important children’s poetry book of the 20th century in a Books for Keeps poll.

  • Allan Ahlberg’s classic book of comical school rhymes
  • Captures all the familiar events and sayings of school life
  • A hilarious treat that has captivated generations of readers
  • One to delight children and spark vivid memories in grown-ups!

“Hilarious and poignant verses about primary school life. A real winner.” Guardian

“Clever, funny and nostalgic, the collection is a delight.” Sunday Times

Product Details

Catalogue number

6623 in Schools Catalogue 2020/21

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780140314946

Publisher

Puffin

Date published

August 30th, 1984

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  • 96 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Allan Ahlberg

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  1. Sushi21
    on 4 March 2014

    I memorized ‘Back to School’ after we learned the poem at school. Even my mum loves it!

    5out of 5
  2. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    This is a very sweet book

  3. ruudy
    on 6 March 2012

    it is criminally funny!

  4. mummydaddy2
    on 6 March 2011

    so funny

    5out of 5
  5. xxisabellatrixx
    on 27 February 2011

    charming book about primary school life. loved it as a child used to say it too my teachers!