Let's Do Nothing!

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Walker, 2009 - Boys - 40 pages
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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  - jegammon - LibraryThing

Response - a hilarious book! Clever plot and engaging to read. Curricular connection - read aloud Read full review

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User Review  - Latoya Sharaine - Goodreads

This picture book is intended for children ages 4-7. This book won the Parents' Choice Picture Book Award in 2009, IRA-CBC Children's Choices Booklist in 2010 and the 2009 SLJ Best Books of the Year ... Read full review

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