The Recess Queen

The Recess Queen


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The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, Alexis O'Neil, Laura Huliska-Beith

A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying. Kids will relate, & parents & teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens w/o adult intervention)

Mean Jean was Recess Queen and nobody said any different.
Nobody swung until Mean Jean swung.
Nobody kicked until Mean Jean kicked.
Nobody bounced until Mean Jean bounced.
If kids ever crossed her, she'd push 'em and smoosh 'em lollapaloosh 'em, hammer 'em, slammer 'em kitz and kajammer 'em.
Until a new kid came to school!
With her irrepressible spirit, the new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend in this infectious playground romp.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439206372
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 16,702
Product dimensions: 9.38(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: AD450L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

ALEXIS O’NEILL's all-time favorite game at recess was kickball. She also loved kick-the-can, hide-and-seek, and red rover, but she wasn't fond of dodge ball (ouch!). Alexis is grateful for the loyal, true-blue friends she has in her life. She lives in Southern California with her best, best friend (who has never ever been her worst best friend)--her husband, David, a computer wiz who makes her laugh.

LAURA Huliska-Beith was an enthusiastic “hopper” in the schoolyard, where she was often found playing hopscotch and jumping rope. A not-so-big kid, and now a not-so-big grown up, Laura lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her four best, best friends (yes, she believes you can have four best, best friends): her husband Jeff, and their three dogs Roxy, Chloe, and Jake.

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Recess Queen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my class and they loved it. It is a great way to teach others about bullying. It is also a way to teach students that bullies can be made into friends. Sometimes the reason they are so mean is that they may not know how to make friends. I love the new girl who doesn't give in to Mean Jean, but instead invites her to jump rope. Wow, if we could all do that!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my little boy who was a bit bossy on the playground. Now, I read it to him...because he is the one being bossed around by little bullies in 'big' school. The words are fun to read...and it's a great story for kiddos about getting along with others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book for my daughter, who had no interest in it. She took it to school and her teacher read it, all the kids loved it, as do she & I. With words like "skippity", who could not like it? My daughter reads it over and over, and asks her dad & I to read it to her for our inflections. We love it! Write on Alexis O'Neill!
TracyOS More than 1 year ago
My son is almost 4 and he loves books. He loves this book because of the sing-songy kind of rhyming words. And it's a fun, brightly illustrated book as well.
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Funny story with a message, the kids love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story to teach young students (K-2) about Bullying. It leads beautifully into a classroom discussion. The illustrations and the text are wonderfully done so children are poised on the ends of their seats!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use this book to teach kindness to my preschool bunch, they love the illustrations and rhyming words. I highly recommend it!
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