The Recess Queen

The Recess Queen

By Alexis O'Neill; Alexis O'Neil; Laura Huliska-Beith (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439206372, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2002

Description

A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying. Kids will relate, & parents & teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens w/o adult intervention)

Mean Jean was Recess Queen
and nobody said any different.
Nobody swung until Mean Jean swung.
Nobody kicked until Mean Jean kicked.
Nobody bounced until Mean Jean bounced.
If kids ever crossed her, she'd push 'em and smoosh 'em
lollapaloosh 'em, hammer 'em, slammer 'em
kitz and kajammer 'em.
Until a new kid came to school!
With her irrepressible spirit, the new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend in this infectious playground romp.



About the Author
O'Neill is an instructor at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. She lives in Simi Valley, California.



Laura Huliska-Beith is the illustrator of Aunt Lucy Went to Buy a Hat by Alice Low, Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth, and Violet's Music by Angela Johnson. She thinks that the world is a safer place since she decided not to become a bus driver in Kansas City, Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Jeff.