M: Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!
Title: Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!
A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting
Author: Barbara Park
Illustrated by: Viviana Garofoli
Date/Publisher: 2008, Random House
Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here! is an unusual story from a different perspective – that of an unborn child. Told in catchy verse, the rhyme and rhythm captures readers’ attention.
From the first page (“Dear Ma, What’s a baby to do in a womb with no view?” to the last, I chuckled and awwww’ed my way through this fun picture book. It’s perfect for any expecting mother … and the rest of us too.
I think my favorite page is where the words spiral around in a circle: “I’m all in a heap here. My feet are asleep here. I’m flat out of space. I’ve got knees in my face. And I’m totally bored with the dumb bungee cord … I’m NOT kidding you … there is NOTHING to do!”
Or, maybe it’s: “’Cause my schedule is sweet. It’s just ‘Snooze, eat … repeat.’
Or … it’s … No, you’ll just have to read the book yourself. I think you’ll love it too.