A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn SingerA paean to play from an award-winning poet and a New York Times best-selling illustrator. The trappings of childhood change from generation to generation, but there are some timeless activities that every kid loves. Marilyn Singer and LeUyen Pham celebrate these universal types of play, from organized games such as hide-and-seek and hopscotch to imaginative play such as making mud soup or turning a stick into a magic wand. Lyrical poems and bold illustrations capture the energy of a group of children in one neighborhood as they amuse themselves over the course of a summer day. At a time when childhood obesity rates are soaring and money is tight for many families, here is a book that invites readers to join in the fun of active play with games that cost nothing.
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A Stick Is an Excellent Thing
Pages : Carton Quantity : Age s : 4,5,6,7. Grade s : Pre-K A thrilling integration of verse and image, motivating all to serious fun. An appealing book. Singer captures the inherent exultations of being young and carefree in the outdoors.
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Each of the eighteen poems brings to life some aspect of play that takes place outside. From playing with balls. There are no televisions, video games, or iPods in this book, which is appropriate.
This book looks fantastic. I love getting the kids outside and into nature. Living in Georgia, we get a lot more outside time then I used to have when I lived up north. Kids should be getting dirty and playing with sticks. My mother moved to Georgia my senior year of high school - first Roswell, then Canton. I would visit over spring break and summer vacation all through college, and yes - there is so much great outdoors there to explore! I admit to my husband, I'm spoiled when it comes to camping, because my first camping trips were in the Blue Ridge Mountains.