Let's Play Cards: A First Book of Card Games

Let's Play Cards: A First Book of Card Games

by Elizabeth Silbaugh, Jef Kaminsky
     
 

This lighthearted introduction to playing cards includes the basics on the four suits, the cards in each suit, how to shuffle and deal, and the rules for five popular games. A friendly card shark named Cool Carl gives extra tips on game playing and sportsmanship. Full color.See more details below

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This lighthearted introduction to playing cards includes the basics on the four suits, the cards in each suit, how to shuffle and deal, and the rules for five popular games. A friendly card shark named Cool Carl gives extra tips on game playing and sportsmanship. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-3A basic introduction to cards for the easy-reader set. The deck is described, and readers learn four card games and one type of solitaire. Instructions are simple and geared to this age level. Unfortunately, the illustrations of multiethnic kids are cartoon outlines, with fried-egg eyes and manic grins. Although the drawings break up the text and illustrate necessary concepts, they are singularly unappealing.JoAnn Rees, Sunnyvale Public Library, CA
Kirkus Reviews
This offering in the Ready-to-Read series, subtitled "A First Book of Card Games," pairs basic information and simple, sprightly illustrations.

Silbaugh teaches suits, number cards, face cards, shuffling, and dealing before progressing through specific instructions for five simple card games, including War, Go Fish, and Crazy Eights. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Cool Carl the Card Shark, a cartoon character who functions much like the bugs in Cricket magazine, provides more detailed information about some of the games in margin notes. He also dispenses humorous asides and a reminder about good sportsmanship: "It is remembering not to gloat too much." An inviting introduction, this book looks pretty silly while conveying plenty of facts to those who are serious about their cards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689808029
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
07/16/1996
Series:
Ready-to-Read Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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