Rulers of the Playground

by Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler

On Sale: 04/18/2017

Rulers of the Playground

by Joseph Kuefler

illustrated by Joseph Kuefler

On Sale: 04/18/2017

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About the Book

A stunning picture book about sharing, friendship, and kindness in a playground setting from Joseph Kuefler, the author/illustrator of Beyond the Pond. Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers.

One morning, Jonah decided to become ruler of the playground.

Everyone agreed to obey his rules to play in King Jonah’s kingdom . . .

Everyone except for Lennox . . . because she wanted to rule the playground, too.

A gloriously rendered, hilariously deadpan tale of playground politics.

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Critical Praise

“Children struggling with tyrants (or the impulse to dictate) will find both laughter and comfort in Kuefler’s playground, full of recognizable experiences, faces, and feelings....winning satire for the jungle-gym set.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[A] playful lesson in camaraderie and social etiquette” - Booklist

Praise for BEYOND THE POND: “A witty, auspicious debut…[with] echoes of Jon Klassen and Wes Anderson.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for BEYOND THE POND: “[A] tale of transformation and wonder…reminiscent of Sendak’s Max and his Wild Things.” - School Library Journal

Praise for BEYOND THE POND: “This lovely picture book is a tribute to imagination and the wonder in everyday spaces…will resonate with young readers - Booklist

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062424327
  • ISBN 10: 0062424327
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 04/18/2017
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / General

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