4-3 | KaBOOm!: How One man Built a movement to Save Play

Book Review

KaBOOm!: How One man Built a movement to Save Play

Darell Hammond
New York: Rodale, Inc., 2011. Contents, end notes, index, illustrations. 286 pp. $24.99 cloth. ISBN: 9781605290751

by David J. Watts

First Paragraph:

Free play is a child’s passion, and this book reaffirms that our society has not lost complete sight of this important resource in a child’s life. A playground remains an important feature of the landscape, helping keep play front and center in the public eye. This autobiography by Darell Hammond, founder of the nonprofit, play-ground-building organization KaBOOM!, provides insight and inspiration to those working at a smaller, grass-roots level in playground design and research.