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It's All Fun and Games

230 activities for the whole family!

by (author) Isabelle Bertrand

illustrated by Aurélien Débat, Joëlle Dreidemy & Roland Garrigue

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Oct 2008
General, Card Games
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2008
    List Price

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 13
  • Grade: p to 7


Nothing keeps kids occupied like a great game — but what about 230 of them? Could this be the end of boredom as we know it? With everything from card games to crafts, from magic tricks to songs and much, much more, It’s All Fun and Games will keep kids entertained for countless afternoons. Literally containing 230 activities of all sorts, this book has games for any situation — parties, car trips, sleepovers, rainy days, or sunny afternoons — that can be played at home, outdoors, alone, or with friends. The activities are color-coded and divided by type, so it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for! In the mood for a travel game? Want to play a practical joke? Searching for a song to sing or an activity to get your heart pumping? It’s all here in It’s All Fun and Games. Each activity lists the materials needed, the object of the game, age recommendations, and the number of players required along with the easy-to-understand instructions and fun visuals. Special cards or boards for the activities that require them are included at the back of the book. Whether you’re on the beach or in the car, at home or at school, with family or with friends, It’s All Fun and Games makes the perfect companion — play any season, any place, any time!

About the authors

Isabelle Bertrand is a French author whose works have been translated into several languages, including German and English. Her books for children include Je fête mon anniversaire and Super, c'est mon anniversaire. She lives in Paris, France.

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Aurélien Débat lives in France.

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Joëlle Dreidemy was born in Saint-Avold, France and now lives in Paris. She studied illustration and animation at the Emile Cohl Art School in Lyon, and has worked as an illustrator since 2004. She has illustrated numerous picture books, which have been published in English, French, and Korean, and she also does work for magazines, greeting card companies, and educational publishers. When she's not illustrating, Dreidemy enjoys traveling, reading, playing the piano, practicing contemporary dance, karate and kwan ki do, skiing, and snowboarding.

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Roland Garrigue lives in France.

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  • Winner, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Activity Book, Games, Arts and Crafts Category, Gold

Editorial Reviews

The illustrations are fun, and the book is very colorful and pleasing.

CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

[It’s All Fun and Games] is chock full of activities, magic tricks, party games, crafts, and experiments…Kids of all ages will love the whimsical spirit of this book.

Canadian Living

Humorous and lighthearted cartoons enhance the easily understood instructions…terrific activities…for fun programming ideas and to supplement a curriculum.

School Library Journal

…full of interesting ideas for crafts, games, and other activities, and is a great resource to consult when one hears cries of ‘I’m bored!

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