Playground Day by Jennifer Merz

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Intricate and charming collage illustrations crafted from torn and cut paper and found materials shine in this exuberant celebration of imagination and play. When a young girl packs her stuffed animals into her wagon and heads off to the park, she is inspired by both her toys and the playground equipment, and soon she is hiding like a squirrel, climbing like a monkey, sliding like a penguin, and so on--all relayed in catchy rhymed couplets. Each page offers clues to a friendly preschool guessing game and captures the unique pleasures of a day spent at the playground.

About Jennifer Merz

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Jennifer J. Merz's first picture book was THAT DANCIN' DOLLY, which she also wrote and illustrated. PLAYGROUND DAY!, her first book for Clarion, was inspired by long happy days at the playground with her own children. She lives in Allendale, New Jersey. For more information visit
Published September 17, 2007 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that there is nothing offensive in this book about a trip to the playground.

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