If kids ruled the world

by Bailey, Linda, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J BAI
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Picture Book
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB BAILEY Linda
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB BAILEY Linda
Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E GRO BAI
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Collection  Children's Easy
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Penn Hills Library Picture Books PICTURE BAI
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Picture Books
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Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC BAILEY
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
This original, fun picture book delightfully describes, in hilarious detail, a small child's idea of utopia. Every two-page spread offers something new about this fantasy life, including, "If kids ruled the world, every day would be your birthday! Birthday cake would be good for you. Your doctor would say, 'Don't forget to eat your birthday cake so you'll grow up strong and healthy!'" And, "You could go to any kind of school you like ... Circus School. Fairy School. Inventing School. Lots of kids would go to Recess School." The topics that bestselling, award-winning author Linda Bailey has chosen are pitch-perfect for young children, from bedtime and baths (none!) to pets and tree houses (lots!). And illustrator David Huyck's detailed, brightly hued artwork is full of energy, joy and humor that gets right to the heart of a child's view of the world. 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.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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 from calendar and nutritional reform ("If kids ruled the world, every day would be your birthday! Birthday cake would be good for you") to the legalization of transgressive behavior ("Beds would be for bouncing on and hiding underneath") and vastly increased personal agency ("If you felt like going somewhere, you'd have your own thingamajiggy to get there"). Huyck's (Nine Words Max) sunny scenes are filled with devil-may-care, romping kids-the pictures have the lovely, pretend-play-comes-to-life feel of vintage Golden Books. Never once does a kid yearn for a world with more screen time: in fact, the book's best spread shows a close-up of a tree fort whose occupant has pulled up the rope ladder and is unseen except for two legs that end in flip-flops and two hands writing in a journal. If that is indeed what would happen if kids ruled the world, let's welcome them as our new overlords. Ages 3-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Imagination -- Fiction.
Play -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher Toronto, ON :2014
Contributors Huyck, David, 1976- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781554535910 :
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