If Kids Ruled the World by Linda BaileyIf Kids Ruled the World by Linda Bailey

If Kids Ruled the World

byLinda BaileyIllustratorDavid Huyck

Picture Books | September 1, 2014

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This original, fun picture book delightfully describes, in hilarious detail, a small child's idea of utopia. Every two-page spread offers something new about this fantasy life, including, ?If kids ruled the world, every day would be your birthday! Birthday cake would be good for you. Your doctor would say, 'Don't forget to eat your birthday cake so you'll grow up strong and healthy!'? And, ?You could go to any kind of school you like ... Circus School. Fairy School. Inventing School. Lots of kids would go to Recess School.? The topics that bestselling, award-winning author Linda Bailey has chosen are pitch-perfect for young children, from bedtime and baths (none!) to pets and tree houses (lots!). And illustrator David Huyck's detailed, brightly hued artwork is full of energy, joy and humor that gets right to the heart of a child's view of the world.

While this is a book that would happily be enjoyed from cover to cover, it's not hard to envision an enthralled child spending long stretches of time daydreaming about one particular scenario. In the classroom, this book would make an excellent springboard for art projects or creative writing assignments that explore children's own unique image of the perfect world. Particularly gratifying is the emphasis throughout on sharing all the good things brought to life in a world of a child's own making. This book is a truly exuberant celebration of childhood, play and imagination. It's sure to become a classic.
Linda Bailey is an award-winning author of many books for children, including Goodnight Sweet Pig, Stanley's Party, the Stevie Diamond Mysteries, and the Good Times Travel Agency series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.Raised near Chicago, David grew up half a block from the candy store in one direction, and half a block from ...
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Title:If Kids Ruled the WorldFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11.5 × 9 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:11.5 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2014Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554535913

ISBN - 13:9781554535910

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Good imaginations and funny
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fantastic story I recommend this book Kids just love it
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my new favourite read-aloud I read this book with my grade 2 class, and they loved it. Sparked many ideas and led to great writing and art activities. Would definitely recommend it for primary teachers!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kid power rules Well I'm voting for the kids to rule the world in the next election. I think I would be less stressed, have more friends and yes, copias amounts of playtime would do me good. This book let's you step out of your confined and restricted adulthood and see the world through kid's eyes. What fun is happening, what bonding with kids, adults and animals - and if you look at every picture, the smiles are a mile wide. Both young and old are invited to a world where birthday cake is recommended by your doctor, beds are never made, modes of travel are limited only by your imagination and sidewalks are trampolines. You can choose to be a prince or princess, what kind of pet you want and baths are up to you....wow! I like how they think don't you? The message is that if we all enter into their frivolity and spirited life no one on the planet will forget how to play and we will free ourselves from our everyday, mundane, boring life. Hyuck's digital illustrations are full of life and vigour and everyone young and old will be delighted with them. Kids of all ethnicities come together to spend quality time as they play to their heart's content. Kids rule and happiness results. We all have an inner child in us that needs to be let out often to romp, play, create and be footloose and fancy-free. A lovely reminder that it is alright to do that.....laughing and silliness is allowed, no matter what your age. Power to the kids!
Date published: 2014-06-19

Editorial Reviews

Thanks to the joyful artwork and a text that unapologetically indulges every kid's wish for things like a personal castle and Recess School, this is a surefire winner.-School Library Journal