Why I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Have Enough Time to Read this Book

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Tricycle Press, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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A whimsical, witty bedtime story in wonderful format with gorgeous pictures - From bestselling author of Hooray for mel.Arm in Arm, Peanut Butter Party and Sleepytime Rhyme - Fantastic full-colour illustrations by John Muth, author of Stonecutter Dracula, and prize-winning illustrator of Come On, Rain - Celebrates the joys and frustrations of being a passionate reader with no time to read! - Will appeal to children of 6 and up, exhausted parents and busy bees... ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is the humorous plight of a young girl whose day is so over-scheduled that she worries she will never ever ever ever...have enough time to read this book. After all, there are showers to take, breakfasts to make, back-packs to pack, and lists to check. The warmth and humour of this story come from seeing our dreamy heroine opening her book for quick escapes between and during her daily responsibilities. At the end of her busy day, she accomplishes her goal...or does she? The perfect wind-down to a child's busy day.

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User Review  - mrcmyoung - LibraryThing

A young girl recounts all of the reasons in her hectic day that she doesn't have time to read this book. Exasperating and comical, featuring warm illustrations of a multicultural family, I like that ... Read full review

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I don't actually remember this book, which was already not a good sign, but my comment back in 2008 was "couldn't bring myself to care." Read full review

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Remy Charlip was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 10, 1929. He received a degree in fine arts from Cooper Union School of Fine Arts in New York in 1949. He studied dance at Juilliard and in 1950 became a founding dancer at the Merce Cunningham Dance Theatre and remained with the company for 11 years as a principal dancer and company costume designer. In 1958 he co-founded the Paper Bag Players in New York. During his lifetime, he wrote and illustrated 38 children's books. The first book he provided the illustrations for was David's Little Indian by Margaret Wise Brown, which was published in 1956. The first book he both wrote and illustrated, Dress Up and Let's Have a Party, was also published in 1956. His other works include Fortunately, Mother Mother I Feel Sick, and Arm in Arm. He worked with the National Theater for the Deaf as a director, which inspired two picture books on sign language, Handtalk: An ABC of Finger Spelling and Sign Language and Handtalk Birthday: A Number and Story Book in Sign Language. His works received three New York Times Best Illustrated Books awards and a first prize for illustration at the Bologna Book Fair. He died on August 14, 2012 at the age of 83.

Jon J. Muth is a children's author and illustrator. His books have received numerous awards and critical acclaim. Stone Soup, a familiar tale set in China won a National Parenting Book Award. Books he has illustrated include Come On, Rain!, which won the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in 1999, Gershon's Monster, and No Dogs Allowed. Zen Shorts is a New York Times Bestseller, a Quill Award nominee, and was awarded the 2006 Caldecott Honor. Zen Ghosts was published in September 2010 by Scholastic Press. His title, Hi, Koo!, is a New York Times Bestseller for 2014 and was published by Scholastic Press, as well.

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