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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers; 1978 Softcover 8 x 10 inches. Doubleday Zephyr Books edition (April 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385241046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385241045
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very fun story!
Mrs. Gerrish
We just loved it and in those days it was so hard to get another copy.
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It is a fun book for a parent to read to the kids.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Sahu on May 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
I wish they would re-issue this book. I'd buy a copy for every family with kids I know - so the parents could read it and maybe pick up on the message: BOREDOM IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION. When I was young, all our best ideas and creations came after extended periods of boredom. We suffered while we were bored, yes, but then we thought of some "really great idea!!" or other. Planning, building, and organizing that great idea into reality, even if we sometimes failed, was much more fun (and educational) than TV, videogames, or even a trip to Disneyland. How many kids nowadays even get the chance to be bored? There's always a screen close by, or a parent or teacher to give them something to do. And yet, they don't seem very happy. Okay, I've ranted enough - the book says it a lot better than I can.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Holl on January 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A truly one-of-a-kind book about two resourceful brothers and the adventure they embark on. I read this book time and time again as a child, and even though there are probably not more than 100 words, it truly speaks volumes. The pictures are incredibly detailed, the story engaging, and any five-year-old will find himself instantly enthralled. Recommended for kids from 3 to 93.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Suomineito on November 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
I absolutely love this book -- what an incredible illustrator Peter Spier is! But that isn't all: the story is fun and really interesting for kids of all ages. As with all books by Peter Spier -- watch out you will get hooked with his style and you have to get them all!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 7, 2001
Format: Paperback
When I was a little girl my grandmother would sit and read this book to me. I loved every minute of it and dreamed, wondering if I could do something like the boys do. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages. Not only is it well written but the illustrations are awesome. I hope this review helps someone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
Bored-Nothing To Do is a fun-filled book. It tells of to very bored boys who can't find anything to until one of them decides that they should build an airplane. They take a bunch of their parents important things and build a high flying airplane and fly all across town. But when their parents notice that their windows, car engine, sheets and many other things have gone missing, they decide to go find their kids. That's when see them flying in the sky (...) This is one of my favorite books and I think that you will like it to. Many people only dream doing what these boys do which is one reason why this book gets five stars from me. Bored-Nothing To Do is a very fun adventure to read about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bryan D. Miller on December 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book was clearly my favorite as a child. Ever since then, I have been enthralled with airplanes, and I have always tried to see what I am capable of doing, just like the brothers in this book. 17 years since my first reading, I am now graduating with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Coincidence?... I think not.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great book. And it seems by the pricing, that it is still in demand.

It is a fun book for a parent to read to the kids. Or the kids to read and re-read (my kids did).

It promotes creativity and creative thinking. Although the children should have asked their parents BEFORE doing what they do.

Anyway, if you can find it at a library, read it there first to make sure you like it. Then search Amazon for sellers.
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By D. Botkin on November 8, 2013
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One of our favorite family reads, we've returned to this again and again. Now that we have grandchildren, we are enjoying it all over again.
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