If Kids Ruled the World (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781554535910, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
While this is a book that would happily be enjoyed from cover to cover, it's not hard to envision an enthralled child spending long stretches of time daydreaming about one particular scenario. In the classroom, this book would make an excellent springboard for art projects or creative writing assignments that explore children's own unique image of the perfect world. Particularly gratifying is the emphasis throughout on sharing all the good things brought to life in a world of a child's own making. This book is a truly exuberant celebration of childhood, play and imagination. It's sure to become a classic.
About the Author
Raised near Chicago, David grew up half a block from the candy store in one direction, and half a block from the playground in the other. Along with a limitless supply of Legos, cartoons and all genres of books, the resulting high-fructose queasiness is the point source for everything he has made ever since.
Praise For If Kids Ruled the World…
This warm piece of speculative fiction is tailor-made for both circle-time reading and spurring class projects. Bailey's (the Stanley series) what-ifs run the gamut.—Publishers Weekly
This story would be great for story time readings, as it comes with great pictures to help spur on the imagination.—Resource Links
The vibrant illustrations and spirit of imagination will make this a delightful reading experience for young readers. The story is fun, and the illustrations are wonderful.—CM Magazine
Thanks to the joyful artwork and a text that unapologetically indulges every kid's wish for things like a personal castle and Recess School, this is a surefire winner.—School Library Journal