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Title:
The playground problem
Author:
McNamara, Margaret.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Aladdin Paperbacks edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
When first-graders Nick, Jamie, and Reza refuse to let Emma join their soccer game just because she is a girl, Emma and her father devise a plan to teach the boys a lesson.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
004-006.

AD 170 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.5 0.5 77960.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689858765

9780689858772
Format :
Book

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Summary

There's a problem on the playground! The boys won't let the girls play soccer with them during recess. Emma is furious! So she figures out a plan to get them to change their minds. And in the end they all learn that the best teams are the ones that everyone gets to play on!


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS. The latest Robin Hill School story in the Ready-to-Read series brings preschoolers a drama from today's headlines. First-grader Emma is angry when the boys won't let her join the soccer game at recess. Girls do not play soccer, they tell her. But her dad helps her figure out a plan. First, she organizes a girls' game to show that girls can play; then she convinces the boys to accept boy-girl teams. New readers will love the sports action and the angry face-offs (Emma was furious ), and Gordon's line-and-watercolor cartoon-style illustrations show that even when everyone played together, sometimes they had fights. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-The first title features a little boy having bath-time fun. In imaginative color illustrations, the bubbles multiply and float through the house, outdoors, and into the neighborhood until, "Will bubbles never stop?/Sun gets hotter./Bubbles pop." Short sentences, rhyming words, and repetition help beginning readers to feel successful. In the second book, first-grader Emma wants to play soccer with the boys on the playground, so her dad helps her to devise a plan to make them understand that it's OK for boys and girls to play together. This is a useful story for dealing with gender roles, emotions, and conflict resolution. The colorful cartoon characters are endearing. Both books are solid additions.-Tracy Bell, Durham Public Schools, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.