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About the Book
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 Let's Build a Playground
— 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.
My Take on the Book
When you begin to read this book , you will notice that KaBoom is a major contributor to the project. In a previous book KaBoom was involved in the creation of a book on outdoor play. Once again we have a story which is identifying how important outdoor play is for our children.
The story by Michael J . Rosen discusses the planning, money raising, preparation of the site, the actual process, the volunteers, and the completion of the playground. It is very detailed and the photographs assist in the text.
If you and your community are considering building a playground, I believe the book would be a valuable resource before you begin the project.
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