AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR

Rulers of the Playground

Rulers of the Playground is a cautionary and satirical tale about power. The art, with its airy and minimal forms, provides a foil for the story’s more serious subtext and ensures the nuanced emotional experiences of the children remain at the fore. The book was published in 2017 to critical praise. It was featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, and has since been published in numerous languages around the world.

PUBlished april 2017
BALZER+BRAY, AN IMPRINT OF HARPERCOLLINSPUBLISHERS

Praise

“Children struggling with tyrants (or the impulse to dictate) will find both laughter and comfort in Kuefler’s playground, full of recognizable experiences, faces, and feelings. Winning satire for the jungle-gym set.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS / STARRED REVIEW

“A smart, funny examination of power and control…A sly reminder that being in charge isn’t always as fun as it looks.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Sure to speak to bossy and not so bossy kids alike. A great choice for the beginning of the school year.”

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL