EllRay Jakes the Recess King!

EllRay Jakes the Recess King!

by Sally Warner (Author)

Eight-year-old EllRay is down to one-and-a-half best friends, which leads his little sister to point out the obvious: he needs new friends. A spare, at least. For emergencies. So EllRay decides to audition other boys for the role of Spare Best Friend.EllRay’s class is brimming with possibilities, but no one seems to share his exact interests. What’s so great about car parts? And why would anyone think boring instruction manuals are fun to read? But EllRay isn’t worried—he can fix any problems once he gets to know each kid. And the only way to get to know them is to come up with fun things to do at recess. When he’s the Recess King, everyone will want to be his friend!

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with EllRay Jakes, the Recess King, in this captivating children's book by Sally Warner. Step into the world of recess, where EllRay reigns supreme, and witness his remarkable transformation from a shy newcomer to a beloved playground leader.

EllRay's journey begins as he reluctantly enters the chaotic playground, feeling overwhelmed and out of place. However, with the encouragement of his supportive teacher, Mrs. Peters, he takes a leap of faith and joins the recess games.

At first, EllRay struggles to keep up, his shyness holding him back. But as he perseveres, he discovers hidden talents and newfound confidence. With each passing day, he becomes more involved in the recess activities, making friends and earning respect.

As EllRay's confidence grows, he realizes that recess is more than just a break from class; it's a place where friendships are forged, teamwork is celebrated, and everyone has a chance to shine. He embraces his role as the Recess King, using his leadership skills to ensure that everyone feels included and has fun.

But EllRay's reign is not without challenges. When a new student, Billy, arrives at school, EllRay must navigate the complexities of friendship and jealousy. He learns valuable lessons about empathy and understanding as he helps Billy find his place in the playground community.

With vibrant illustrations and an engaging storyline, "EllRay Jakes the Recess King!" captures the essence of childhood friendship, resilience, and the power of play. It's a delightful read for children ages 6-8 that teaches valuable life lessons about the importance of inclusion, teamwork, and self-confidence.


176 pages