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Children's LiteratureThe Barker twins are a new team for author/illustrator DePaola. Moffat (a.k.a Moffie) is the oldest by a whole ten minutes—she has a brother named Morgan (a.k.a Morgie). In this episode, the kids are learning to write their names. After working so hard in kindergarten, Ms. Shepard tells the kids it is time for recess. Morgie wants to play hide-and-seek. But they can't decide who should be "it," or what the rules will be. Pretty soon, recess is over and no one has played the game. The same scenario with several variations continues on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since it rains on Thursday, all the kids go to the gym for recess and play duck-duck-goose. On Friday, the kids still don't have the rules worked out and so the whole fiasco carries over to the next week. Kids will chuckle—parents may be reminded of the all-too-real scenes of a typical bureaucratic workplace.