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Get the kids off the couch and outside to play! Outdoor games from the 1950s and 1960s are back with beautiful illustrations by Ashley Teets. Debbie Benedetti puts together a collection of games and rhyming text to make this a fun book for the summer. Excellent choice for the Summer Reading Program!
What People Say
Fireflies. Bike rides. Warm rains. Board games. Now whatever the season, whole families can snuggle up and enjoy a slice of summer. Benedetti’s lyrical verses and Teets’ humorous drawings bring to life the joy of so many childhood universals. And the games and jump rope rhymes in the back will have generations to come up on their feet learning and participating! —Cheryl Ware, WV children s book author
In her first children s book, Season of Play, Debbie Benedetti invites readers to ‘Come on in’ and experience the fun of play. Benedetti’s whimsical verses tell of ordinary children, playing ordinary outdoor games, as well as playing board games, reading, and spending time with their parents. There is not a computer or cell phone in sight, just friends, family, and fun time spent both indoors and out. The gentle rhymes and rhythms of Benedetti’s twenty-five page text are complimented by soft pastel illustrations of Ashley Teets. The book closes with six pages of directions for games: hopscotch, jump rope, statues, red light/green light. —Phyllis Wilson Moore, West Virginia Literary Historian
Season of Play, a calm and serene book, takes us for a lovely walk into the past where children played outside from morning until dark– finally coaxed back inside by attentive parents. Descriptions of traditional games are attached at the end in hopes that today’s small children can experience the same kinds of outdoor fun their parents enjoyed. –Dr. Sandra Vrana, Professor of English, Alderson Broaddus College —Dr. Sandra Vrana, Professor of English, Alderson Broaddus College