Let's Build a Playground (Hardcover)

By Michael J. Rosen, Ellen Kelson (Photographer), Jennifer Cecil (Photographer)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763655327, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013



Could you really build a playground in your neighborhood? KaBOOM Find out how and how much fun it can be.
What's your dream playground? Grab a piece of paper and let your imagination go wild That was the first step when two hundred kids and grown-ups in an Indianapolis community got together to build the playground in this book one of over two thousand that KaBOOM has helped create. A slide isn t just a slide, it could be a chute to a time machine. A swing might be Pegasus flying across the galaxy. . . . Weeks of planning precede the construction of a playground that a community feels is truly theirs, a vibrant space to foster both creativity and physical activity. Sprinkled with kid-friendly factual notes, Michael J. Rosen's lively free verse, together with colorful photographs, capture the enthusiastic teamwork leading up to the final build of a playground in one day a playground that will welcome kids of all ages well into the future.

About the Author

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization that believes that kids everywhere need a safe, nearby place to exercise their bodies and imaginations. Their mission is no less than to save play for America s children through the creation of great playspaces with the participation and leadership of communities. Ultimately, they envision a place to play within walking distance of every child.

Michael J. Rosen has written and edited some ninety books for children and adults, including" The Hound Dog s Haiku," illustrated by Mary Azarian; "The Cuckoo s Haiku," illustrated by Stan Fellows; and the pop-up book "Chanukah Lights," illustrated and paper-engineered by Robert Sabuda. He lives on one hundred forested acres in central Ohio."