Playtime for Restless Rascals

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$17.99  $16.73
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
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11.3 X 8.72 X 0.44 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Nikki Grimes is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, the ALAN Award for significant contributions to young adult literature, the Children's Literature Legacy Medal, and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She is the author of Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade and the recipient of five Coretta Scott King Author Honors. Her recent books include Printz Honor and Sibert Honor Book Ordinary Hazards; Between the Lines, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults title; the much-acclaimed Garvey's Choice; ALA Notables Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance and Southwest Sunrise; Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice; and Garvey in the Dark. Nikki lives in Corona, California.
Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon grew up in the Ivory Coast of West Africa and lives in Albany, New York. This is her first illustrated picture book.


"The tale captures the drama of a full day of play, empowering children by letting them know that they can be experts, too. The illustrations are beautiful, vibrant, and full of action, with creative ways of displaying text. Any child-and-parent duo is sure to relate to this depiction of a hard day at play" -- Booklist
"A stunning, warm story about the many ways that play sparks joy" -- Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)
"Grimes crafts an outstanding story igniting a passion for play while mirroring its relationship to authentic work and the fundamental elements of true productivity: lunch, naptime, and winning" -- School Library Journal, STARRED review
"This is a beautiful and lighthearted celebration of young families. Highly recommended as a gift for new parents and for lapsit storytimes" -- Youth Services Book Review, STARRED review