"Kick the Can" is Marlene Byrne's first book in the exciting "Project Play" series of children's books. Featuring elaborated, brightly coloured illustrations and playful descriptions of the Edgebrook gang, the book follows Sam and his friends as they engage in backyard play at the neighbourhood block party. The action-packed story brings "Kick the Can" to life as the friends use their imaginations to modify the rules, come up with new playing strategies, and support one another while playing this timeless backyard game. The book comes with the rules and the inspiration that young readers need to get out and play. "Project Play" books were created to inspire families and neighbourhoods to play games that demand imagination and foster creativity so that children can channel those skills into their adult lives.
Marlene Byrne started her career in marketing and advertising, and founded Celtic Marketing in 1992 with a partner in Milwaukee. She serves as a marketing volunteer for Misericordia Heart of Mercy and on the Regional Board of Directors for Friends of the Orphans (an International Foundation).