Synopses & Reviews
How cold does it have to be before Alaskan kids stay inside for recess? For many schools, if it is colder than 20 below zero, they stay indoors; otherwise, it's outside for frosty fun! This is is a photo book with text written from a child's perspective on what kids to during recess at 20 below. We see kids getting ready for recess putting on layers of outdoor clothing, and then somebody has to go to the bathroom! Going sledding, swinging, running around outside with frosted-up eyelashes and face masks. Then the aftermath: static hair after a hat's been pulled off, red cheeks and noses, etc. Young readers will delight in images of peers frolicking in the cold and during their favorite time of the school day!
About the Author
Cindy Lou Aillaud has been a classroom, special education, and/or physical education teacher for 23 years. A few of her many honors include a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship for study in Japan in 2000 and the Alaska Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the year award in 2006. She recently retired from the Delta/Greely School District in Alaska. Ms. Aillaud continues to live in Delta Junction, AK and stays busy visiting schools all across the globe encouraging kids to write their own stories. She is the author of Recess at 20 Below and is currently working with the American Publishing House for the Blind and Dr. Lauren Lieberman on a book about children with visual impairments and sports.