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Come Play with Me

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Reading Levels vary with each set, but range from 1.0-1.3.
Paperback, 31 pages
Published January 1st 1950 by Modern Curriculum Press
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Sep 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, picture
That rating is an averaging of 4 stars for Craft's illustrations, which are pretty and interesting, although not as good (or as timeless -- so many lime green slacks!) as her later work, and 2 stars for Hillert's weird and pointless craptacular poetry. The only redeeming virtue of the text is that it employs a very limited vocabulary and thus is easily comprehensible by beginning readers. BUT, I remember thinking the poems were stupid and boring even when I was a tiny child.

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Kris Larson
Jun 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, favorites
It's Craft's magnificent, eerie, slightly hippie illustrations that make this book so wonderful. Hillert's poems are very, very basic but Craft's pictures set your brain on fire. My favorite page reads:

"I like to help my mother work.
My mother likes it, too.
I like to help my father work.
Here's something I can do."

But the illustration is a gorgeous winged woman with her antenna-sporting child collecting the stars from the sky and putting them into a flower petal basket. Okay, it's a little twee. B
Kathryn Hogan
Wonderfully artistic. Lots of color and very unique characters. There are lots of different stories covering many different topics. Most are little poems. Uses lots of rhyming. I would definately use in my own classroom. Would be great for using on a lesson with rhyming!
Love the fantastical Art Deco-style illustrations.
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Charming beginning reader illustrated with the magical art of Kinuko Craft.
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Margaret Hillert has written over 80 books for children who are just learning to read. Her books have been translated into many languages and have helped children throughout the world learn to read. She first started writing poetry as a child and has continued to write for children and adults throughout her life. As a first grade teacher, Margaret realized that the books available for students jus ...more
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