Rulers of the playground

by Kuefler, Joseph,

Format: Print Book [2017]
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 16 of 18 copies
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Summary

A stunning picture book about sharing, friendship, and kindness in a playground setting from Joseph Kuefler, the author/illustrator of Beyond the Pond. Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers.

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Playground antics are taken to a new level when Jonah outfitted in a regal, puffy sleeved jacket declares himself the playground ruler, demanding his friends' allegiance if they wish to play there. All the kids agree except for Lennox, a feisty girl in a flouncy yellow dress, who stakes her own claim on the swings' side of the playground. Cross you heart and promise to follow my rules, she cries as the kids scurry from Jonah's slides to her swings. This can only mean one thing: war. The two rulers draw up plans to conquer each other, only to find they have no subjects left to command, as their friends have retreated to neutral, less bossy territory. Lennox and Jonah survey their empty kingdoms and realize apologies are in order. Kuefler's high-spirited watercolor illustrations set the action and the diverse group of children against white backdrops, keeping the focus on the emerging coup. This playful lesson in camaraderie and social etiquette pairs well Olivier Tallec's tyrannical Louis I, King of the Sheep (2015).--Smith, Julia Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Kuefler (Beyond the Pond) returns with a smart, funny examination of power and control, set in the milieu of slides and swing sets. One day at the playground, a boy named Jonah appoints himself "king of this land." He classmates quickly acquiesce, but asserting rule isn't as easy as keeping it: a girl named Lennox asserts herself queen and claims the swings as her territory, and their classmates get caught in the ensuing power struggle. The careful detailing and muted palette of Kuefler's previous book are just as appealing in this story, and his use of royal trappings bring understated humor to the conflict-Jonah and Lennox both wear crowns and other regalia, and small flags mark out their holdings on the seesaw and climbing dome as they attempt to out-conquer each other. Meanwhile, their classmates' growing displeasure can be read loud and clear on their faces, portending not a revolution but a lack of subjects as they take their play elsewhere. It's a sly reminder that being in charge isn't always as fun as it looks. Ages 4-8. Agent: Elena Giovinazzo, Pippin Properties. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Playgrounds -- Juvenile fiction.
Sharing -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Kindness -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Playgrounds -- Fiction.
Sharing -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Kindness -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :[2017]
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780062424327
0062424327
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