- Age Range: 2 - 5 years
- Board book: 32 pages
- Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (January 22, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 030798219X
- ISBN-13: 978-0307982193
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #683,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!: A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting Board book – January 22, 2013
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About the Author
BARBARA PARK is best known as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has kept kids (and their grown-ups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. Beloved by millions, the Junie B. Jones books have been translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. Barbara once said, “I’ve never been sure whether Junie B.’s fans love her in spite of her imperfections…or because of them. But either way, she’s gone out into the world and made more friends than I ever dreamed possible.”
Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!
Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.
VIVIANA GAROFOLI was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives with her husband, Sergio, and two daughters.
Top Customer Reviews
The cramped child is quite bored with nothing to do. There are "No puppies. No toys. No girls...zero boys. Not a sandbox or swings...Or those monkey bar things. Not a park or a zoo." The child imagines what life will be like when he/she is finally born and will have lots of stuff to do; even growing hair sounds like fun.
Parks' whimsical, rhyming text and Garofoli's funny and vibrant illustrations will make expectant parents chuckle and even feel the warm fuzzies when the baby mentions listening to its mother's "happy heart clock." And children who are getting ready to be big brothers or sisters will be sure to laugh out loud, especially at the visual of the baby riding in a canoe and unsuccessfully playing peek-a-boo with himself/herself. You may have to explain the "bungee cord" joke if you haven't talked about it already.
I like to give books for baby shower gifts, and this is one I'm definitely adding to my list.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very cute book. I would recommend it to all expectant mothers. I still enjoy reading it to my grandson.Published 6 months ago by Jaclyn Todd
A lovely and funny book to read. It's a short book, but filled with meaningful words that will warm your heart. An extra special feeling when reading to your baby in utero.Published 7 months ago by Lavinia
Funny book. Gave it for a baby shower gift and the mom-to-be loved it!Published 7 months ago by P.L.
Bought this for a gender reveal party! It was a huge hit! Very cute book. Would buy again.Published 8 months ago by jojo7180
Very cute book! My son is about to be a big brother for the first time and we really enjoyed having one on one time reading this! We had lots of laughs throughout the whole book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Heather Inman