Heard it in the Playground

Heard it in the Playground


'The teacher tapped his forehead.
At last! the children cried!
The answer, Sir's, in your head...
What a perfect place to hide'

Jump into Allan Ahlberg's playful world of poetry, perfect for primary school children.

Shed a tear for The Boy Without A Name, discover the secrets to teachers (they NEVER leave the school!?) and try to solve the riddles of The Answer. Packed with rhythmic poetry and playful songs, this timeless collection has delighted children for generations.

'Every desk should hide a copy; every staff room own one' - The Observer

Discover more school stories from Alan Ahlberg:
Starting School
Please Mrs Bultler


  • Every desk should hide a copy; every staff room own one

About the author

Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. 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. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Sussex.
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