Please Mrs Butler Poem by Allan Ahlberg

Please Mrs Butler

Rating: 4.2


Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss.
What shall I do?

Go and sit in the hall, dear.
Go and sit in the sink.
Take your books on the roof, my lamb.
Do whatever you think.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps taking my rubber, Miss.
What shall I do?

Keep it in your hand, dear.
Hide it up your vest.
Swallow it if you like, love.
Do what you think best.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps calling me rude names, Miss.
What shall I do?

Lock yourself in the cupboard, dear.
Run away to sea.
Do whatever you can, my flower.
But don't ask me!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Diana Layton 25 April 2009

I am 27 years old, i was bron 1981 when i was a kid, i love Please Mrs Butler I still liked it and i read when i was born in Australia when was a child My Teacher Miss Lambert readed to my class when i was a child at school doing English

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Layth Malik 14 February 2022

I think this is an amazing poem, I to have it as homework and i'm pretty glad I do. ??

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Gemma Clarke 19 October 2004

I love this poem when i was a kid, and it still makes me laugh now!

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Susan Williams 08 November 2015

An amusing story of most children's memory of school days

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Kim Barney 08 November 2015

Humorous poem. I'm glad I never had a teacher like Mrs. Butler. All of my teachers were caring and efficient. That's one of the reasons I became a teacher.

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Bharati Nayak 09 October 2021

A humorous poem--A teacher's task is really tough, when every now and then the students come up with complaints and the teacher has to manage and discipline them along with her other tasks.

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Rainbow unicorn 04 June 2020

I had that book.I loved it especially scissors

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IsolationSucks 27 April 2020

I had this for my Homework, I hate it.

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cherisse 27 March 2020

I love your book write more

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i had it for my homework toooooooooooo

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