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

By Marilyn Singer

ISBN-10: 0547677669

ISBN-13: 9780547677668

Contributor note: Illustrated through LeUyen Pham

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 kinds of play, from equipped video games equivalent to hide-and-seek and hopscotch to innovative play equivalent to making dust soup or turning a stick right into a magic wand.

Lyrical poems and ambitious illustrations seize the strength of a bunch of youngsters in a single local as they amuse themselves over the process a summer season day. At a time whilst youth weight problems premiums are hovering and cash is tight for plenty of households, here's a booklet that invitations readers to hitch within the enjoyable of energetic play with video games that expense not anything.

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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.

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! com.

The art for this book was rendered in pencil and ink, then colored digitally. “Making Soup” first appeared in Climb Inside a Poem by Georgia Heard and Lester Laminack. : Firsthand/Heineman, 2007. “Stargazing” first appeared in Here’s a Little Poem by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters. London: Walker, 2007. All rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.

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