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Let's Do Nothing! Hardcover – May 12, 2009
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Sal is the mastermind behind this non-activity and explains how they will undertake doing nothing. They will pretend to be stone statues, the type typically seen in a park. This is a good idea, until Frankie's imagination invents a pigeon or twelve. He nearly falls off his chair by shooing the offenders with his vigorous arm flailing. That's okay, Frankie has a better idea. They will pretend to be two giant redwood trees in the middle of the forest. No pigeons there. There may be no pigeons, but there is a little dog who mistakes Frankie's tree for a fire hydrant, if you catch my drift.
The boys continue on this way, with Sal brainstorming and Frankie's inability to carry out the plan. His vibrant imagination makes it terribly difficult to sit still, even while pretending to be a statue or a building. Even if he could sit perfectly still as a regular person, he's still blinking and breathing. The boys come to the sudden realization that ... it's impossible to do nothing. And if that is impossible, well, they might as well do something!
The illustrations are incredibly clever and attractive. The way the boys are drawn cracks me up. The brains of the duo is skinny little Sal, clad in a red and white striped shirt and classic retro sneakers. His faithful follower Frankie is a foot shorter, with thick black rimmed glasses and his stomach perpetually peeping out from underneath his t-shirt.Read more ›
They were going to sit on chairs and not move. "Not an inch. Not a fraction of an inch. Zero movement. NOTHING." They pretended to be statues in the park until Frankie imagined 101 pigeons on his body and had to shoo them away. That wasn't going to work. Next the boys tried to be a couple of giant redwood trees. Hey, wait a minute. Sal imagined that the Chi was trying to pee on him. That wasn't going to work. Sal told Frankie he could imagine being the Empire State Building. "Yeah." Then there was a big hairy hand starting up the side of the building. Looked like King Kong was gonna get Frankie! Did anyone really think that two busy boys could actually sit on a couple of chairs in a room full of good junk and actually DO nothing?
If you've ever had a couple of busy boys in your house and asked them to cut it out, sit still or take a little time out you'd better get ready for Frankie and Sal. I loved the busy, smiled at the quiet (at least they tried), cringed at the tape on the walls, laughed at that Chihuahua and fell in love with the boys.Read more ›
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I used this book in a first grade classroom to practice doing nothing after benchmark testing. I created a board game for it as well, we charted ideas of how we could "do... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mercury76
Cute book! I use it for therapy with kids with social learning challenges. Especially ones that often say "nothing" in response to questions that are asked of them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisa
I loved this book! I taught 2nd grade and we read it to our students when we were teaching writing and how during writing to just write what came to their minds. Read morePublished 15 months ago by JAB
Frankie and Sal are worn out. They have painted copious masterpieces, read all their comics, played all their board games and every sport ever invented, baked enough cookies to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Storywraps
This is one of the best children's books I have seen in a while. Clever text and humorous illustrations are sure to entertain children and adults. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Craig & Pam Anderson
This book is a wonderful read aloud for young children. The story had relatable and funny characters and the illustrations are whimsical and fun. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bridget Riedel