Heard it in the Playground, Paperback

Heard it in the Playground Paperback

Illustrated by Fritz Wegner

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


This illustrated collection of amusing poems and songs celebrating primary school life won the Signal Poetry Award in 1990.

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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780140328240



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A magnificent book, it captures what it's like to be a pupil in the primary years and indeed a teacher of the primary years. Funny, touching, if you've ever been a pupil there are things that will make you smile and laugh out loud, and perhaps at times reflect a little more seriously. Full of humanity.