Play with Me

Play with Me

By Michael Elsohn Ross; Julie Downing (Illustrator)

Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781582462554, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2009


Tumbling, chasing, splashing in the mud, or helping with chores--just about any activity is fun for a little one. And all kinds of mommies and daddies know that playing helps their children grow healthy and strong.

Rambunctious rhymes and bold illustrations of young animals and children show the joys of play, every way, all day!

About the Author
Michael Elsohn Ross is the author of more than forty books for children, most about science or world cultures. He lives right next to California's Yosemite National Park, where, for close to thirty years, he has been working as a naturalist, taking visitors on hikes and walks to learn all about the park. His ideas, he says, "come from my work as a naturalist and my adventures with school kids."
Paul Meisel is well known for his illustrations in more than thirty
children's books, including the Cool Crazy Crickets books by David Elliott, ALMOST LATE TO SCHOOL and other picture books by Carol Diggory Shields, and books in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out science series.

Julie Downing has written and/or illustrated over 30 picture books. For Clarion, she has illustrated The Firekeeper s Son by Linda Sue Park, among others. Her books have received a Parents Choice Award and a New York Public Library Best Books Award. She lives in San Francisco, California. For more information visit