GIRLS AND BOYS COME OUT TO PLAY published by Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House

Girls and Boys Come Out To Play by Tracey Campbell Pearson

★ “Pearson’s pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations easily convey the exuberance of her characters be they human or animal. Her dynamic scenes are full of details that keep the story zipping along with the text. . . . this clever book will delight all readers.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

“. . . An engaging, lively addition to the Mother Goose canon.”Kirkus Reviews

” . . . a nursery rhyme fantasy that offers both excitement and coziness.” —Publishers Weekly

“While letting the traditional phrases work their magic, Pearson captures the spirit of the nonsense in lively ink drawings with watercolor washes. . . .  With plenty of intriguing characters and visual details to discover, here’s a lively interpretation of a classic nursery rhyme.”Booklist


Tracey Campbell Pearson is the author and illustrator of many critically acclaimed picture books, including Bob, a NCTE Notable Book. Elephant’s Story, featured on ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Cover.

She is also the illustrator of many more children’s books, including The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson, a Booklist Editor’s Choice, Top of the List and a School Library Journal Book of the year.