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The Recess Queen
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Scholastic Inc. 2016
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 3 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 550L
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Description
An irrepressible new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend in this infectious playground romp.

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 'emlollapaloosh 'em, hammer 'em, slammer 'emkitz and kajammer 'em.Until a new kid came to school!Parents and teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens without adult intervention)."A lively story about the power of kindness and friendship" — Publishers Weekly"A lighthearted look at a serious topic in schools and on playgrounds everywhere..." — School Library Journal"Great for reading aloud and joining in." — Booklist
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Street Date:
06/28/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781338113471
ASIN:
B01CYZGMHI
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
550
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Alexis O'Neill. (2016). The Recess Queen. Scholastic Inc.

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Alexis O'Neill. 2016. The Recess Queen. Scholastic Inc.

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Alexis O'Neill, The Recess Queen. Scholastic Inc, 2016.

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Alexis O'Neill. The Recess Queen. Scholastic Inc, 2016.

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An irrepressible new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend in this infectious playground romp.

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 'emlollapaloosh 'em, hammer 'em, slammer 'emkitz and kajammer 'em.Until a new kid came to school!Parents and teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens without adult intervention)."A lively story about the power of kindness and friendship" — Publishers Weekly"A lighthearted look at a serious topic in schools and on playgrounds everywhere..." — School Library Journal"Great for reading aloud and joining in." — Booklist
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        January 21, 2002
        A schoolyard bully is enlightened by the new kid in class in this lively story about the power of kindness and friendship. "Mean Jean was Recess Queen/ and nobody said any different," the tale begins. Each day at recess, Mean Jean blasts through the playground—and her cowering classmates—so that she can kick, swing and bounce before anyone else. No one dare cross her path: "She'd push 'em and smoosh 'em, lollapaloosh 'em." But when tiny Katie Sue, a new student, arrives, all bets are off. Unaware of the playground hierarchy, the new girl enthusiastically kicks, swings and bounces before the Recess Queen gets the chance. Her role usurped, Mean Jean moves toward a meltdown, until Katie Sue makes her an offer she finds difficult to refuse: an invitation to play together. O'Neill's (Loud Emily) text brims with fun-to-say phrases that fit a rollicking rhythm, and her assessment of recess dynamics feels authentic. Huliska-Beith's (The Book of Bad Ideas) memorable Jean busts out of the pages, all sneer, bluster and freckles. Swirling perspectives in the gouache-and-collage artwork provide a sense of movement and largesse. And humorous details, such as steam coming from Mean Jean's ears, or her bouncing another child like a ball, playfully convey the underlying drama of the situation. Ages 3-7.

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        March 1, 2002
        K-Gr 3-Mean Jean is the recess queen. No one dares touch a ball, swing a bat, or slip down the slide until she says so. Until, that is, the day that Katie Sue shows up at school. Told in a rollicking rhyme, the story offers a lighthearted look at a serious topic in schools and on playgrounds everywhere-the bully. Katie Sue puts Mean Jean in her place in a surprisingly easy way-simply by being too new to know any better. In a nice twist, when confronted by Mean Jean, instead of backing away, the newcomer invites her to play. Thus she is transformed into a likable character at the end of the story, now surrounded by friends on the blacktop rather than foes. Both the text and the art are smart, sassy, and energetic. Rendered in collage and acrylics in vibrant shades of fuchsia, lime green, and azure blue, the illustrations showcase Mean Jean as an over-the-top cartoon character who is frenetic and effervescent. The text effectively dips, swirls, and slants around the action of the art, further marrying the two. This queen would make a perfect pair with another infamous female tyrant, the title character in Barbara Bottner's Bootsie Barker Bites (Putnam, 1992).-Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY

        Copyright 2002 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        March 1, 2002
        Ages 3-6. Mean Jean is the playground bully ("she pushed kids and smooshed kids, / lollapalooshed kids, / hammered 'em, slammered 'em, / kitz and kajammer 'em"). No one can stand up to her, until new kid Katie Sue arrives. Freckled, bespectacled, pig-tailed Katie Sue asks the bully to jump rope and be her friend ("I like ice cream / I like tea, / I want Jean to / jump with me!"), and everything changes. OK, kids know that schoolyard power games aren't that easily solved, but they'll enjoy seeing the bully as needy, and they will recognize how everything can suddenly shift. The physicalness of the words makes the wild nonsense rhyme great for reading aloud and joining in, and the brilliantly colored, computer-generated art captures the yelling playground mayhem that's both scary and wonderful.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2002, American Library Association.)

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        July 1, 2002
        Mean Jean rules the schoolyard until a feisty, diminutive newcomer, Katie Sue, invites her to help break in a new jump rope, and the bully learns that being a tyrant is overrated. Though the rhyme is irregular, the language in this manic democracy lesson is lively ("shed push em and smoosh em, / lollapaloosh em"), and Huliska-Beith uses acrylics and collage to capture the power struggles from appropriately lofty perspectives.

        (Copyright 2002 by The Horn Book, Incorporated, Boston. All rights reserved.)

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