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 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 fun those common varieties of play, from equipped video games equivalent to hide-and-seek and hopscotch to creative play comparable to making dust soup or turning a stick right into a magic wand.

Lyrical poems and ambitious illustrations trap the power of a gaggle of youngsters in a single local as they amuse themselves over the process a summer time day. At a time whilst early life weight problems premiums are hovering and cash is tight for lots of households, here's a e-book that invitations readers to affix within the enjoyable of energetic play with video games that price not anything.

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28 It’s a magic wand. It’s yours to fling, to strum a fence, to draw the sun. A stick is an excellent thing if you find the perfect one. 29 C atching F ireflies Fireflies don’t bother me. Fireflies don’t scare me. They never bite; they just make light. I’ll catch some, if you dare me! I’ll put them in a big glass jar. We’ll watch them flash and glow for a minute or two, then so long, toodle-oo! It’s time to let them go. 30 S targazing Looking at the summer stars is our latest game. I like to count them one by one while Dad gives each a name.

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.

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.

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