by Allan Ahlberg
Poetry - Classics List 2016-17
So far we have received 25 reviews of Please Mrs Butler.
You can read them below.
alysha from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:
this book is amazing i could just read it over and over again its really funny and when i firs saw the book i thought it would be really boring but it isnt
Asal from Year 5, Stirling Primary School:
I like when the boy or girl says please miss bulter
Anna from Year 5, Stirling Primary School:
This book was amazing I loved the poem it was easy and fun to recite to my class we have a song called please miss in our assembly's I am looking forward to reading some more poems please mrs butler was very similar to please miss this is a line from our song Please miss, he stole my pencil and I need it.
Jayden from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Please Mrs Butler is a poem book by Allan Ahlberg about a day at school and home. It has five chapters with many rhymes within them. My favourite rhyme was Dog In The Playground because it was adventurous and about a dog running around the school. My least favourite was The Ordeal Of Robin Hood because it was long and just about a boring school play which featured a Polish child who kept doing everything wrong. I also liked Balls On The Roof because it's length was nice. The illustrations in the book a black and white and basic, but fit in with the storyline nicely. I rated it three because of some of the bad comments I mentioned in the paragraph above as well as an old theme to it, such as some names are old, however on the back it says Happy 30 th Birthday Please Mrs Butler.
Lilly from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:
Hi my name is Lilly and I have read the book Please Mrs Butler by - Allan Ahlberg . I have rated this book 10/10 . it was amazing . I recommend this book for all ages up to 15 . I like this book because it rhymes a lot and I love rhyming books . If you like books that rhyme and books with poems in this is a book for you out there . My favorite poem in this book is the first poem Please Mrs Butler . I hope you enjoy this book if you read it .
Paige from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
I really enjoyed Please Mrs Butler because I thought all the poems were extremely funny. I would recommend this book to over 5's because there was not really any hard words to read. It was not scary in the slightest. My favourite poem was called Dog in the playground! I like the fact that it was sectioned off into different parts of the school day my favourite sections were playtime and school time. Would you enjoy this book? These are the names of the sections in order: school time play time dinner time school time again home time I would definitely recommend this book highly If you read this book, I hope you enjoy it a lot
Jacob from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
This book is ok but it is certainly not the best book in the world. This book has lots of rhymes about school, home time and play time. The rhymes are quite good so I have rated this book a 7. My favourite rhyme was actually called please Mrs butler! My least favourite was the ordeal of robin hood because it just goes on and on for pages and pages.
luck from Year 4, Town Field Primary School:
I like it so I give 2/10
Gwenyth from Year 5, Green Top Primary:
I loved this book ,it was very funny ,I especially liked the poem' back to school' although they were all just as good.
Grace from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
This book- Please Mrs Butler-was quite funny at times but some parts just poetic writing. My favourite poem (in the book) is ...Is That Your Apple?... on page 90 because it is probably the most funny out of the many prodigious poems in this book. I would rate this 8 out of 10 because of the high level vocabulary.
Lucy from Year 6, Windhill Primary School:
Please Mrs Butler is a very funny poem book about different things to do with school. The first poem is my favorite because its about a boy called Derek Drew, a girl and Mrs Butler.So I rate this book 9/10:)
Ruby from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Do you like books about poetry? Well if you do then this is the book for you. I rated this book 8 out of 10 because some of the poems I found boring but I liked it over all. It has poems about play times, lessons, home time and lots more so its a book for every body. I would recommend this book to people 7 to 20.
georgie from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Do you like poetry books? Or maybe books about school? Well if you do you will like this book. I rated this book 6 out of 10 because it was a bit boring but one of the poems was funny. There were lots of different poems including playground, home time and homework poems. I would recommend this book to 6 to 10 year olds because older people might find it a bit boring. my favourite poem was the please Mrs butler one because it was funny. Over all I quite enjoyed this book but it was a tiny bit boring.
Wilson from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
This book is all around amazing. As you probably already know this book is written by Allan Ahlberg. He is a very good writer and you will probably agree with me after you have read the book fully. It is a poem book and a very funny one to and it is about a day at school and at home. Some of it is extremely weird and some of the children in it are to. I would say this book is for children the age of 5 to 13. Because this book was so amazing I rated it a 10.
Fearne from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:
I love this book I love all of the poems I can't choose my favourite poem because their all so good. I like all of them because their relatively small size and easy to remember so I gave it a 10 /10
Megan from Year 5, Sandringham Primary School:
Please Mrs Butler is the world's best poem book I've ever read. I wanted to read on at every moment. I read this book in 2 days because I couldn't put it down. I didn't have a least favourite or a favourite. Every single poem was AMAZING!!!!! The poems are set in different parts of a school but mostly in the classroom or in the playground.
Tobias from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Are you obsessed with silly rhymes? Then buckle up because this is going to make you fall of your chair! this book is 100% hiliarious It's about a boy and a teacher called Mrs Buttler . this poem book also about a normal school day with a normal kid btw this book is 30 years old. I rate this for 7 and recommend this for 6and over.
lilly from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
I love this book my mum likes it and I like it I love the poems and its really interesting
Kaitlyn from Year 6, Bentley High Street Primary School:
This book is full of poems. The book isn’t about Mrs Butler it is just called that because the first poem is called Please Mrs Butler. My favourite poem is “Who Knows” because it is funny and confusing at the same time. It is about two boys arguing whether they know something about what they might not know. The boy says he knows something this other boy won’t know. Here is a script! 1st boy: “I know something you don’t know.” 2nd boy: “No you don’t, I know it.” 1st boy: “How do you know it when I haven’t told you what I know.” 2nd boy: “I just know it.” This poem carries on and gets confusing. So I really loved this book! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!!!
kacey from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
good book love the poem ,Emma Hackett's news book, but I recommend it for year 5 to year 7
Conor from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:
this book is very good because I like poetry, and this book is poetry a teacher wouldn't do this normally do what Mrs butler does but she does so it is funny in my opinion
Libby from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
This book is very funny and I really enjoyed it. I would rate this book 10/10 because it was very entertaining to read. My favourite poem was Please Mrs Butler because its really funny and it was at the very start of the book and it was awesome to read. I would recommend this book for 7-10 year olds because I think if you were littler you may not understand it .
Jessica from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Do you like poems? Then this book is for you.This book is very funny and amazing I would rate this book 10/10 because it was so entertaining to read. My favourite poem was Please Mrs Butler because it was so funny at first it was awesome to read. I would recommend this book for 5+ because it could be read at any ages. This book was awesome to read. So you should read it you will enjoy it.
Keaton from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
The poem book Please Mrs Butler is a very exciting book because it has a lot of other poems. My favourite poem is Please Mrs Butler because I like it how the teacher got so annoyed she said things like "go and sit in the sink dear" and other terrible things like that. I think in the poem please Mrs Butler at the end of it the teacher should get sacked and the girl did one of the things that the teacher said.
Jay from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:
I really enjoyed this poem book because it made me remember what it was like to be in primary school and what it was like to be a kid. It was really funny and highly entertaining.