illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
Interest Level: Ages 5-9
About This Book: What do you do when there’s nothing to do? Here’s a book about exploring the delights of unscheduled time. No piano lessons, sports practice, afterschool classes, homework. Instead, Douglas Wood gently points children to the magical worlds of the imagination, the mysteries of nature, and the deep satisfaction of finding out things on one’s own. The perfect antidote for the overscheduled child, this wise yet playful book revels in the simple joys life has to offer.With brilliant, multifaceted patterned artwork that is the hallmark of Wendy Anderson Halperin, Nothing to Do reflects a wholly original vision of children’s creativity.
Why It's On My Bookshelf: This is a great read right before summer vacation begins for kids. Not only are children overscheduled, but their spare time gets filled with video games, tv, cell phones etc. What happened to good old fashion play and imagination? I'm always reminding myself that I need to unplug, lets encourage our children to do the same. Make room on your bookshelf for Nothing To Do.
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