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Wow, I am invigorated and inspired after reading Darell Hammond's book KaBOOM!.
Darell Hammond, founder and CEO of Kaboom!, builds playgrounds for the health of children and their communities because it takes both to be successful.
Darrel's story is inspiring and serves as a great reminder of the difference one passionate, talented, creative person can make.
The story and mission of KaBOOM is amazing; it's worthy of greater public attention. If you're looking for an inspirational, thought-provoking, or emotion-wrenching book, there... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lynn Huang
A little more than two years ago I found myself immersed up to my eyeballs in a new venture dedicated to fostering the spirit of play among disadvantaged children. Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by Mal Warwick
The subtitle of this self laudatory autobiography is "How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play." In one sense, the book is an extended begging letter for Kaboom, the organization... Read morePublished on December 26, 2011 by Albert R. Rustebakke
Say to your child,"Close your eyes and ask, "What would you like your dream playground to look like? Now draw it." This is the first step to every Kaboom! playground. Read morePublished on October 15, 2011 by dlind
I finished Darell's book a while back, WOW he has done, and continues
to do, excellent work. I really like the Boomerisms, I can see how
they can apply to my work and... Read more
Fascinating story. Difficult to put it down. Never highlighted a book in so much detail. Would love to meet Darell Hammond. Service to others is awesome. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Andre
I read this wonderfully crafted book in two sittings. As I was reading, I kept thinking of Robert Frost's, "The Road Not Taken:"
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I -
I... Read more
This is an incredible story - not only about making your dreams come true but also about the importance of play in our lives. Read morePublished on May 12, 2011 by Pat Read
This book chronicles the inspiring story of one man's vision and many people's effort to save play for our kids... Don't miss it. Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by Lisa M. Witter