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Let's Do Nothing

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun book about combating boredom; great for lazy afternoons.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+
i loved this book a very funny book
age 6+

Perfect read for any child who wants a good laugh.

My son and I loved it! We both laughed and enjoyed this book.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Doing nothing is harder than it looks; most kids who read this book will agree, and they will enjoy seeing just how hard these two boys try. The format is simple: Sal comes up with an idea and sets the stage. Frankie has problems. They pretend to be statues, but pigeons land all over Frankie. They try standing as still as trees in a forest, but a dog comes along and marks Frankie's tree. Together they are a real comedy team, and kids will love the humor.

The illustrations, which look a bit like Dennis the Menace cartoons, bring the bit to life. Done in ink, colored pencil, and acrylic on watercolor paper, they will appeal to kids who like cartoon-type animation. LET'S DO NOTHING is a fun book to give kids a few new ideas about how to fill lazy afternoons.

Cartooning is brightly colored and playfully expressive.

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