By Marilyn Singer

Contributor note: Illustrated through LeUyen Pham
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A paean to play from an award-winning poet and a New York instances best-selling illustrator.  The trappings of early life swap from iteration to iteration, yet there are a few undying actions that each child loves.

Marilyn Singer and LeUyen Pham rejoice those common forms of play, from equipped video games equivalent to hide-and-seek and hopscotch to ingenious play equivalent to making dust soup or turning a stick right into a magic wand.

Lyrical poems and impressive illustrations trap the power of a bunch of youngsters in a single local as they amuse themselves over the process a summer season day. At a time while formative years weight problems premiums are hovering and funds is tight for lots of households, here's a booklet that invitations readers to hitch within the enjoyable of lively play with video games that expense not anything.

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Of more than eighty books for young people, including School is done. It’s a sunny day. Goodbye, TV. Let’s go out and play! Tallulah’s Tutu. net. L E UYEN PHAM is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many books for children. She lives with her family in San Francisco. 99/ Higher in Canada ISBN 978-0-547-12493-3 Come celebrate your favorite outdoor games, from catch to Double Dutch to Monkey in the Middle. Joyous poems and vibrant art capture the energy of imaginative play, and will make you want to hurry can visit her online at outside and join in the fun!

Jump on out! Now I’m done! We rock! Best hopscotchers on the block! We’re really good. We really rock! We’re good! Best hopscotchers in the ’hood! 27 A S TICK I S AN E XCELLENT T HING A stick is an excellent thing. If you find the perfect one, it’s a scepter for a king. A stick is an excellent thing. 28 It’s a magic wand. It’s yours to fling, to strum a fence, to draw the sun. A stick is an excellent thing if you find the perfect one. 29 C atching F ireflies Fireflies don’t bother me. Fireflies don’t scare me.

L E UYEN PHAM is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many books for children. She lives with her family in San Francisco. 99/ Higher in Canada ISBN 978-0-547-12493-3 Come celebrate your favorite outdoor games, from catch to Double Dutch to Monkey in the Middle. Joyous poems and vibrant art capture the energy of imaginative play, and will make you want to hurry can visit her online at outside and join in the fun! com. 99/Higher in Canada by Marilyn Singer Singer Pham M ARILYN SINGER is a renowned poet and the author .

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