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Bad guys don't have birthdays : fantasy play at four

Author: Vivian Gussin Paley
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: Bad guys are not allowed to have birthdays, pick blueberries, or disturb the baby. So say the four-year-olds who announce life's risks and dangers as they play out the school year in Vivian Paley's classroom. Their play is filled with warnings. They invent chaos in order to show that everything is under control. They portray fear to prove that it can be conquered. No theme is too large or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian Gussin Paley
ISBN: 0226644952 9780226644950 9780226644967 0226644960
OCLC Number: 16646393
Description: x, 118 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Vivian Gussin Paley.

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With insight and sensitivity, Paley explores the fantasy play of preschoolers and its self-selected themes of bad guys, birthdays, and babies. She share the kids' wonderful conversations in their own  Read more...

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