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 occasions best-selling illustrator.  The trappings of formative years switch from iteration to new release, yet there are a few undying actions that each child loves.

Marilyn Singer and LeUyen Pham have a good time those common different types of play, from equipped video games similar to hide-and-seek and hopscotch to ingenious play reminiscent of making dust soup or turning a stick right into a magic wand.

Lyrical poems and impressive illustrations catch the strength of a bunch of youngsters in a single local as they amuse themselves over the process a summer time day. At a time while early life weight problems premiums are hovering and funds is tight for lots of households, here's a booklet that invitations readers to affix within the enjoyable of energetic play with video games that rate not anything.

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99/Higher in Canada by Marilyn Singer Singer Pham M ARILYN SINGER is a renowned poet and the author . 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.

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 .

Okay. Fine. Whoop, whoop—both feet down! My turny-burny. You’re a clown! Seven, eight, Paris, Rome. Turn around, hop, hop home. 26 Watch me now! Three, two, one. 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.

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