A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor by Marilyn Singer

By Marilyn Singer

Contributor note: Illustrated by means of LeUyen Pham

A paean to play from an award-winning poet and a New York occasions best-selling illustrator.  The trappings of youth swap from new release to iteration, yet there are a few undying actions that each child loves.

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

Lyrical poems and impressive illustrations trap the strength of a gaggle of youngsters in a single local as they amuse themselves over the process a summer time day. At a time whilst formative years weight problems charges are hovering and cash is tight for lots of households, here's a publication that invitations readers to affix within the enjoyable of energetic play with video games that fee not anything.

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I’ll make squares, one through eight. Hurry up! I can’t wait! I can hop like a bunny. On four legs? Don’t be funny! You just stepped on a line. It’s my turn. 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.

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!

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