Rulers of the Playground

Rulers of the Playground

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A funny, relatable story about how becoming rulers of the playground in the end is less fun than playing together and sharing. A great choice for the beginning of the school year.*

This picture book about sharing, friendship, and kindness in a playground setting will remind you of favorites such as This Is Not My Hat from Jon Klassen and The Day the Crayons Quit from Drew Daywalt.

One morning, Jonah decided to become ruler of the playground. Everyone agreed to obey his rules to play in King Jonah's kingdom. Everyone except for Lennox . . . because she wanted to rule the playground, too.

A gloriously rendered, hilariously deadpan tale of playground politics. Will hold the attention of preschool through second grade kids--whether they're leaders or followers, all kids navigate the world of the playground and will relate to the dynamics at play in Rulers of the Playground.

*School Library Journal



Author: Joseph Kuefler
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Published: 04/18/2017
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 10.20h x 11.30w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780062424327
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 189603 / Rulers of the Playground


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 02/01/2017 pg. 54
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2017 pg. 145
Publishers Weekly 05/01/2017
School Library Journal 05/01/2017
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2018 - Recommended, Satisfactory