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So Few of Me
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
A charming, genuinely funny book that recaptures the elegant, offhand magic of Reynolds' earlier gem, The Dot. Here a young man named Leo finds himself swamped under rapidly multiplying to-do lists and chores -- schoolwork, laundry, classes, cooking -- and he idly thinks to himself, how nice it would be if there were two of me, so I could do all my work faster. Well, poof! then there are two of him... then three... and eventually ten Leos, all running around, taking out the trash, studying calculus, rushing to soccer practice, making more to-do lists and trying to coordinate all their Leo labors... It turns out, though, that the more of you are, the harder and more hectic it gets: Leo winds up spending as much time managing his doppelgangers as he does getting any actual work done! A funny, gentle, incisive look at the modern problems of overbooked, overscheduled people everywhere, both kids and adults. The solution Leo comes up with is pretty nice, and the story is a great, entertaining read. I love Reynolds' artwork, too, especially how it evokes Jules Fieffer's old cartoons. Another highly recommended book from a guy who's rapidly becoming one of my favorite new children's book artists. [...]
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2006
This is a wonderful book....it teaches kids a lesson that I (and probably many others!!) wish I'd learned at a young age...YOU CAN'T DO IT ALL...STOP TRYING!!! The pictures are humorous and simple and make the story seem really like a modern-day fable. This is truly a must-read for anyone that has a child that is a perfectionist or overscheduled. It is also perfect for the adult that is burning the candle at both ends themselves or worse...overscheduling their OWN kid!

Enjoy this...I bet it will be a gift you give others!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2009
I used this simple children's book in my work with adults. This is the time of year in our school districts when teachers and administrators are feeling stressed and as if there are not enough of them to go around. This book shared the importance of slowing down and remembering what is important in a homourous way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2008
This book was used in a training summit, and very sweetly, but succently made a great point on time management and teamwork.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2008
This book is such a great addition to my children's literature library. My students loved "Ish" and I know will love this one as well! Peter H. Reynolds is an amazing author!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2013
The book is very appropriate for all age levels. I shared it with my Daughter-in-Law who was was most impressed. Good for professional development in all fields.
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on July 12, 2011
This is a terrific book that has lasting messages for all ages. I purchased it for a colleague who needed to realize that sometimes we need to take a step back.......you don't have to do it ALL----ALL the time. If you like this then also purchase The Dot.....another great message especially for children.
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on January 22, 2008
I got this book for my eight year old daughter, who is overwhelmed with perfection. This was a really fun book to read Sometimes, just taking a break and one step at a time is much more helfun. I would recommend this for for the child who is constantly worring how nothing will ever get done.
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on April 1, 2015
Biased - I love all things Peter H. Reynolds. This is so great - his books reach so many levels. Kids think it's fun to see what it would be like to have multiple copies of themselves while adults can relate to always being busy and just needing to take a break. ❤️❤️❤️
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on May 18, 2010
i originally wanted this book for myself and ended up buying it for my niece. i took the message to heart. it's about realizing what really matters.
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