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Author: Mary D. Lankford

Illustrator: Karen Milone

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Publisher: HarperColling Publishers,

Material: hard cover

Summary: This book shows all different ways to play hopscotch. They give detailed steps as well is illustrations for the different ways different countries play the game. This is a picture book history and guide for this classic children's game.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 5 to 9

Age of Child: Read with a 6-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: My daughter picked this book. She wanted to try each different countries way to play the game. Some were a little too hard for her but others were easy to understand and she still plays them today.

Adult Reader Reaction: I liked seeing the different ways people play the game. There were some easy and fun ways that I had never seen before. A great help for some active outside play. I knew she liked playing hopscotch but was still surprised she liked trying the many different ways they illustrated.

Pros: Hopscotch is a fun outside activity, and the book offers great illustrations and detailed examples of different ways to play the game.

Cons: Some of them were too hard for her age group, but I am sure older girls would have liked those as well.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow or buy. Most families would want to borrow it, but this is a must have for any school and public library. It is a good resource for a teacher, especially P.E.!

If You Liked This Book, Try: CRANIUM BIG BOOK OF OUTRAGEOUS FUN; The Write-it, Draw-it, Sculpt-it, Act-it Game-in-a-Book-in-a-Game,   THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES   SID THE SCIENCE KID: EVERYBODY MOVE YOUR FEET!

Educational Themes: This is a book that expands a child's understanding of hopscotch and gives them an opportunity to try new ways to play the game. This is a book you can bring to life by taking it outside

Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. She borrowed the book from the local library.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, games, multicultural

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2010

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