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A Stick is an Excellent Thing

Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play

By Marilyn Singer

A 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.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • C 811.54 Sin, Children's NonFiction
  • C 811.54 Sin, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Southeast
  • C 811.54 Sin, Children's NonFiction
1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • C 811.54 Sin, Children's NonFiction

Publish Date

2012

ISBN

0547124937


Format: Book
Author: Singer, Marilyn
Summary: Presents a tribute to timeless childhood summer activities, from playing hide-and-seek and hopscotch to making mud soup and imagining that a stick is a magic wand.
Title: A stick is an excellent thing : poems celebrating outdoor play / by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
Publisher Date: Boston : Clarion Books, 2012.
Subject: Outdoor recreation -- Juvenile poetry.
Isbn: 0547124937 9780547124933
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 811.54 Sin
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Bib Id: 387498

Format: Book
Author: Singer, Marilyn
Summary: Presents a tribute to timeless childhood summer activities, from playing hide-and-seek and hopscotch to making mud soup and imagining that a stick is a magic wand.
Title: A stick is an excellent thing : poems celebrating outdoor play / by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Clarion Books, 2012.
Description: 31 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Outdoor recreation -- Juvenile poetry.
Other Author: Pham, LeUyen ill.
LCCN: 2011009848
ISBN: 0547124937
ISBN: 9780547124933
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 811.54 Sin