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Bringing the Outside In

Mary Mckenna Siddals, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)


List Price: 20.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/9/2016)


A rollicking book that reminds young readers to go outside and play!
“We’re bringing the outside in, oh, bringing the outside in. . . .”
Nothing takes the place of splashing in a puddle or jumping into a pile of autumn leaves. Along with the mud and sand that gets tracked indoors come memories that live forever! Mary McKenna Siddals has written a joyous anthem that encourages children to play in the dirt. It will surely resonate with today’s overscheduled as well as sedentary kids, and their parents.

Praise For Bringing the Outside In

“A sweet book for any place with small children in it.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375971655, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

About the Author

MARY McKENNA SIDDALS is a former teacher who has written a variety of picture books, including most recently Shivery Shades of Halloween: A Spooky Book of Colors. She also penned the critically acclaimed Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth, and the perennial favorite Millions of Snowflakes. Learn more about Mary at
PATRICE BARTON has illustrated many picture books, including Uh-Oh!, MINE!, I Pledge Allegiance, I Like Old Clothes, and Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine. You can find out more about Patrice at