Let's Play: Traditional Games of Childhood

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Kids Can Press, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Children have been jumping rope, hopping, throwing, catching, chasing and hiding for thousands of years. How a game is played may vary from country to country and generation to generation, but the pattern stays the same. Let's Play is a wonderful collection of more than 50 games and rhymes, complete with simple, clear instructions for playing. The illustrations are both silly and sophisticated, capturing the spirit of these childhood pastimes with a clever artistic touch. From Leapfrog to Marbles and Hopscotch to Sardines, there are lots of familiar games -- and plenty of new twists on old favorites. A great book for children of all ages!

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LET'S PLAY: Traditional Games of Childhood

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A joyous initiation into the world of old-fashioned fun, for kids whose games are now enjoyed in adult-supervised play-dates, cyberspace, and television. Although it will be odd for adults to see that ... Read full review



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Dusan Petric is an award-winning children's book designer and illustrator whose books include The Enormous Potato and Lickety-Split. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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