Annotations for Let's Build a Playground


Baker & Taylor
An inspirational true story by the national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing healthy play areas for children traces the efforts of a group of kids and adults from an Indianapolis community who worked with KaBOOM! to build a playground that became the site of endless imaginative adventures.

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the efforts of a group of kids and adults from an Indianapolis community who worked with KaBOOM! to build a playground that became the site of endless imaginative adventures.

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Random House, Inc.
Could you really build a playground in your neighborhood? KaBOOM! Find out how -- and how much fun it can be.

What's your dream playground? Grab a piece of paper and let your imagination go wild! That was the first step when two hundred kids and grown-ups in an Indianapolis community got together to build the playground in this book -- one of over two thousand that KaBOOM! has helped create. A slide isn't just a slide, it could be a chute to a time machine. A swing might be Pegasus flying across the galaxy. . . . Weeks of planning precede the construction of a playground that a community feels is truly theirs, a vibrant space to foster both creativity and physical activity. Sprinkled with kid-friendly factual notes, Michael J. Rosen's lively free verse, together with colorful photographs, capture the enthusiastic teamwork leading up to the final build of a playground in one day -- a playground that will welcome kids of all ages well into the future.

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