By Marilyn Singer
A paean to play from an award-winning poet and a New York instances best-selling illustrator. The trappings of youth 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 varieties of play, from prepared video games resembling hide-and-seek and hopscotch to ingenious play akin 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 kids in a single local as they amuse themselves over the process a summer season day. At a time whilst formative years 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 rate not anything.
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Acquired a few chalk? I’ve bought lots. I’ll make squares, one via 8. Hurry up! I can’t wait! i will be able to hop like a bunny. On 4 legs? Don’t be humorous! you simply stepped on a line. It’s my flip. ok. high-quality. Whoop, whoop—both ft down! My turny-burny. You’re a clown! Seven, 8, Paris, Rome. flip round, hop, hop domestic. 26 Watch me now! 3, , one. bounce on out! Now I’m performed! We rock! most sensible hopscotchers at the block! We’re tremendous. we actually rock! We’re strong! most sensible hopscotchers within the ’hood! 27 A S TICK I S AN E XCELLENT T HING A stick is a wonderful factor. in the event you locate the appropriate one, it’s a scepter for a king. A stick is a wonderful factor. 28 It’s a magic wand. It’s yours to fling, to strum a fence, to attract the solar. A stick is a superb factor in the event you locate the precise one. 29 C atching F ireflies Fireflies don’t hassle me. Fireflies don’t scare me. They by no means chew; they simply make gentle. I’ll capture a few, if you happen to dare me! I’ll placed them in an enormous glass jar. We’ll watch them flash and glow for a minute or , then goodbye, toodle-oo! It’s time to allow them to pass. 30 S targazing taking a look at the summer time stars is our most up-to-date video game. i love to count number them one after the other whereas Dad provides each one a reputation. He says it’s rather a lot higher than attempting to count number sheep. We make the celebrities our personal prior to we go to sleep. 31 To Lynne, Hazel, and Jesse, who wish to exit and play —M. S. To Kavi and Sabine —L. P. Clarion Books 215 Park street South big apple, manhattan 10003 textual content copyright © 2012 via Marilyn Singer Illustrations copyright © 2012 via LeUyen Pham The textual content of this ebook is decided in 16-point Triplex Serif. The artwork for this booklet was once rendered in pencil and ink, then coloured digitally. “Making Soup” first seemed in Climb within a Poem via Georgia Heard and Lester Laminack. Portsmouth, N. H. : Firsthand/Heineman, 2007. “Stargazing” first seemed in Here’s a bit Poem through Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters. London: Walker, 2007. All rights reserved. for info approximately permission to breed decisions from this publication, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing corporation, 215 Park street South, big apple, big apple 10003. Clarion Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing corporation. www. hmhbooks. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication info Singer, Marilyn. A stick is a wonderful factor : poems celebrating outside play / by way of Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by way of LeUyen Pham. p. cm. ISBN 978-0-547-12493-3 1. open air recreation—Juvenile poetry. I. Pham, LeUyen, unwell. II. name. PS3569. I546S75 2012 811’. 54—dc22 2011009848 synthetic in China LEO 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 4500331192 $16. 99/Higher in Canada by means of Marilyn Singer Singer Pham M ARILYN SINGER is a popular poet and the writer . of greater than 80 books for youngsters, together with institution is finished. It’s a sunny day. see you later, television. Let’s exit and play! Tallulah’s Tutu. She lives in Brooklyn, big apple, and and will be came upon on-line at www. marilynsinger. web. L E UYEN PHAM is a brand new York occasions best-selling illustrator who has created many books for kids.