Written by Maryann Macdonald
Illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell
(Ages preschool to kindergarten.)
Albert Whitman and Co.

Kids love playdates! This picture book tells about one playdate, showing in vivid images all the excitement and anticipation, all the ups and downs children experience. The story unfolds in words kids know and use, in the form of simple rhyming opposites.  A great read-aloud for the youngest picture book fans.


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A picture book with minimal text and maximum impact, as portrayed through both the well-chosen words and the fun-filled, evocative illustrations.   

Naries Mohammadi, Brightness News

Charming, rhythmic one syllable rhymes about friendship, fun and games at home and in the park. Maryann’s simple text makes a wonderful read-aloud (on repeat loop!) And Rahele’s illustrations enthuse every page with vibrant, diverse kids enjoying daily romps. I hope this comes out in board book format too.  

Joanna Marple, Miss Marple’s Musings