Let's Do Nothing!

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Walker, 2009 - Boys - 40 pages
15 Reviews
After playing all kinds of games, reading comic books, and baking enough cookies to feed a small country, two boys agree to do nothing for 10 seconds. When Sal, the older child, tells Frankie that they are going to sit in chairs and pretend to be statues in the park, the younger boy's imagination runs wild and ruins the moment. He envisions a flock of pigeons clustering about his stony self and shoos them away. This only frustrates Sal, who tries again and again to think of ways for the two of them to remain absolutely still. Frankie is unable to get this right, always imagining something that causes him to move, from a small dog relieving himself on the boy's giant redwood self or King Kong climbing his Empire State Building self and stealing his eyeglasses. In the end, when Frankie can no longer hold his breath or keep from blinking, Sal gives up. Relieved, Frankie has a suggestion. The story is told mainly through the zany artwork.--Amazon

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User Review  - biarias - LibraryThing

This story is really driven by dialogue, which is very entertaining and enticing. My favorite pages were those that didn't include text when we saw the activity in Frankie's imagination. The two characters really bounce off of one another well. It was fun to take doing nothing so literally. Read full review

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User Review  - ChelseaLawler - LibraryThing

I love this story and it is so fun. I don't think that it really relates to a lesson as much as it is just a super fun book for kids to read or hear. It is definitely a fun read aloud book and it ... Read full review

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