Monday, February 25, 2013
MA! There's Nothing to Do Here! Barbara Park
Every now and then Joan and I will run across a book and say, "Why didn't we think of that?" It's a book waiting to be born, right on the tip of our tongues. And we have to celebrate its birth, because it is so perfect. Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting by Barbara Park, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli, is that book this time. It was first released as a picture book in 2008 and now is in a most excellent form: a board book!
"My choices are slim.
There is no room to swim.
I'm so tired of floating.
I'd love to go boating,
But where's the canoe?
There's nothing to do!"
Spot on, right? Pair that text with Garofoli's delightful illustrations, and you'll find you've never seen a cuter placenta.
Your readertotz will enjoy thinking of what their sibling might be doing in vitro or how they occupied the womb-time on their own. The sturdy pages are ready for little hands. Enjoy!
MA! There's Nothing to Do Here!
by Barbara Park
illustrated by Vivana Garofoli