Thursday, June 20, 2013


A Pirate's Guide to Recess
by James Preller
illustrated by Greg Ruth
Feiwel & Friends (June 18, 2013)
review copy provided by the publisher

I can't think of another book that portrays so beautifully (text plus illustration) what imaginative play at recess looks and feels like. Spot on perfect.

The imaginative play I witness while on recess duty usually involves the reenactment of TV cartoons and video games, but the imagination being used is exactly the same.

On the subject of imaginative play, doesn't this look like just about too much fun? This is on my #mileaday route in my hometown.


  1. Crazy coincidence that I stopped by your site today, Mary Lee, to find this. Thanks. -- JP.

  2. It looks like someone is having fun outside this summer. :) I'm going to get this book for the beginning of the year. Happy summer!

  3. Another book I need to have! And I love, love, love the farm!

  4. Oh, I am so excited to get this book. And those photos - simply enchanting. I miss you in Warsaw and am looking forward to Boston. xo

  5. Looks like a wonderful book! And I love the focus on imaginative play in this post. What a fine play area, too. Nice to see outdoor play happening!


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