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The Playground Problem: with audio recording [NOOK Book]

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There's a problem on the playground! The boys won't let the girls play soccer with them during recess. Emma is furious! So she figures out a plan to get them to change their minds. And in the end they all learn that the best teams are the ones that everyone gets to play on!

When first-graders Nick, Jamie, and Reza refuse to let Emma join their soccer game just because she is a girl, Emma and her father devise a plan to teach the ...

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Overview

There's a problem on the playground! The boys won't let the girls play soccer with them during recess. Emma is furious! So she figures out a plan to get them to change their minds. And in the end they all learn that the best teams are the ones that everyone gets to play on!

When first-graders Nick, Jamie, and Reza refuse to let Emma join their soccer game just because she is a girl, Emma and her father devise a plan to teach the boys a lesson.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
All children need a book they can read successfully. That is why the "Ready-to-Read" books are such great assets to an elementary school classroom or library and to a home library. The "Ready-to-Read" series is divided by reading ability, and the variety of topics covered in the book span children's interests and needs. This is a Level One book, which means that it is filled with pictures, but has longer sentences and increased vocabulary for children who are just starting to read and need the help of a parent or teacher. This book is about a girl (Emma) who wants to play soccer with the boys in her class, but they will not let her join the team. Therefore, Emma talks with her father and comes up with a plan to get the boys and the girls to play soccer together. The topic is quite relevant to young children, and if a child is interested in soccer, then this book will be even more enjoyable to read. 2004, Simon & Schuster, Ages 5 to 7.
—Nicole Peterson
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-The first title features a little boy having bath-time fun. In imaginative color illustrations, the bubbles multiply and float through the house, outdoors, and into the neighborhood until, "Will bubbles never stop?/Sun gets hotter./Bubbles pop." Short sentences, rhyming words, and repetition help beginning readers to feel successful. In the second book, first-grader Emma wants to play soccer with the boys on the playground, so her dad helps her to devise a plan to make them understand that it's OK for boys and girls to play together. This is a useful story for dealing with gender roles, emotions, and conflict resolution. The colorful cartoon characters are endearing. Both books are solid additions.-Tracy Bell, Durham Public Schools, NC Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442457928
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Series: Robin Hill School Ready-to-Read Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Edition description: No Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 505,513
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • File size: 15 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Margaret McNamara is the author of the Robin Hill School series, and she gets many ideas from her daughter’s own school experiences. She lives in New York City.
Mike Gordon illustrates the Robin Hill series and has an extensive and varied background in illustration and design. He lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.
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