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Rulers of the Playground

Written & illustrated by Joseph Kuefler
Published by Balzer + Bray
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Goodreads Rating - 3.6 / 5.0
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Apr 18, 2017
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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.

What Kind of Book is Rulers of the Playground

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Reading contracts all day long. Not bad, but not quite as fun as reading about hobbits.
3.5 / 7.0

Rulers of the Playground might help teach young readers about not being bossy. The two main characters boss the other kids and compete with each other until they’ve pushed everyone else around them away. Eventually, they realize their mistake and tire of being left alone enough to make apologies and regain their friends.

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Who Wrote Rulers of the Playground

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Joseph Kuefler

Joseph Kuefler is the author-illustrator of many picture books, including Beyond the Pond and The Digger and the Flower. He lives in the Twin Cities of Minnesota with his family.

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