25 Fun Things to Do for Your Neighbors

9781541501362. MASON, Paul. 25 Fun Things to Do with Your Friends and Family. ISBN 9781541501355.ea vol: illus. by Eva Sassin. 32p. (100 Fun Things to Do to Unplug). illus. index. photos. Lerner/Hungry Tomato. Apr. 2019. Tr. $27.99.
Gr 3–6—Here's an unusual series. Instead of grouping projects by season or technique, these books strive for variety. Each offers something for everyone: solo activities for introverts, safe activities for kids who live in not-so-safe neighborhoods, physical activities for sporty people, and sit-down projects for kids with limited mobility or who don't feel like running around. Conversation starters and writing prompts are interspersed with experiments, community projects, and ways to burn off excess energy. Also notable is the inclusion of multigenerational activities such as "Compare Childhoods" (Neighbors) and "Family Tree" (Family). The books showcase multicultural awareness and safety consciousness and feature bright, friendly photos, including details where instructions warrant. Readers are encouraged to reach out, learn from others, and be helpful.
VERDICT The large variety of activities means readers will always be able to find something to do that matches up with on-hand resources

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