By Marilyn Singer
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 iteration, yet there are a few undying actions that each child loves.
Marilyn Singer and LeUyen Pham rejoice those common sorts of play, from prepared video games resembling 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 ambitious illustrations catch the power of a bunch of kids in a single local as they amuse themselves over the process a summer time day. At a time while adolescence weight problems charges are hovering and funds is tight for plenty of households, here's a ebook that invitations readers to affix within the enjoyable of energetic play with video games that fee not anything.
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Extra info for A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play
Cm. ISBN 978-0-547-12493-3 1. Outdoor recreation—Juvenile poetry. I. Pham, LeUyen, ill. II. Title. 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.
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. Clarion Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Singer, Marilyn. A stick is an excellent thing : poems celebrating outdoor play / by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham. p. cm. ISBN 978-0-547-12493-3 1. Outdoor recreation—Juvenile poetry.
Clarion Books 215 Park Avenue South New York, New York 10003 Text copyright © 2012 by Marilyn Singer Illustrations copyright © 2012 by LeUyen Pham The text of this book is set in 16-point Triplex Serif. 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.
A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn Singer