There isn't any place to play around here,"" the boys tell a newcomer to the apartment building, but the pictures belie...

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WHAT CAN YOU DO WITHOUT A PLACE TO PLAY?

There isn't any place to play around here,"" the boys tell a newcomer to the apartment building, but the pictures belie their lament. Despite the lack of play space, the signs prohibiting noise, garbage, eating, snowballs and animals, and the grown-ups carrying on about being disturbed, the kids manage to enjoy themselves in the halls, steps, stoop, lobby (creating general havoc), sidewalk, and finally in ""an old alley full of junk."" Their imaginative games, ending in the conversion of a packing carton to a dragon propelled from within by five of the boys, offer some happy recognition for city kids -- but isn't it odd that of the eleven pre-schoolers comprising the neighborhood gang, there's not a girl around?

Pub Date: Nov. 15, 1971

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Parents' Magazine Press

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1971