Ma There s Nothing to Do Here Ma there s nothing to do here complains the precocious protagonist of this rhyming tale set entirely in utero It s not exactly a scintillating experience spending nine months in your mother s womb You

  • Title: Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!
  • Author: Barbara Park Viviana Garófoli
  • ISBN: 9780375838521
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ma there s nothing to do here complains the precocious protagonist of this rhyming tale set entirely in utero It s not exactly a scintillating experience spending nine months in your mother s womb You re just stuck there at the end of that dumb bungee cord a.k.a the umbilical cord , with nothing whatsoever to do but slosh around But, oh, the endless joys you have Ma there s nothing to do here complains the precocious protagonist of this rhyming tale set entirely in utero It s not exactly a scintillating experience spending nine months in your mother s womb You re just stuck there at the end of that dumb bungee cord a.k.a the umbilical cord , with nothing whatsoever to do but slosh around But, oh, the endless joys you have to look forward to as you listen to the tick tock of ma s happy heart clock and await that happy day when you finally come out to play.

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    1. I saw this book in the store and thought, "Oh no, what have they done now??" and immediately sat down to read itIt is absolutely adorable! So incredibly cute! And very sweet!Only 2 points keep it for garnering the 5-star rating: My initial reaction to the cover (reminded me much too strongly of the horrible, HORRIBLE, gelatin-mould baby-in-the-belly cakes that came up in a search during my last baby shower recon mission) and (bit of a SPOILER here, I'm afraid) The statement that baby will, maybe [...]

    2. From the ever-hysterical Barbara Park of Junie B. Jones fame I just bought this for a friend's baby shower. It might be required reading for every expectant Mom. How can you go wrong when a book starts with the line, "Dear Ma, What's a baby to do in a womb with no view?" I'm cracking up all over again.

    3. This picture book was extremely cute! The author rhymes the words, lays them out in different ways- sometimes in a swirl, sometimes around a picture. Along with the layout she uses different font text and adds colors to certain words to make them stand out. This book was very creative in style and stood out to me from other books. I liked that the author shows the baby in the mothers tummy so that we know where the baby is in the rest of the story because the rest of the story the baby is shown [...]

    4. This book was extremely cute, it rhymed and the words were shaped around the pictures. The book was written from a baby’s point of view, inside his mother’s stomach and was so creative. This book would be a great to use in a health class to be an intro into child birth and development. The book was fun to read through and the pictures helped engage and reinforce what was being said. The book had fun vocabulary and showed many different out looks a child may have on different topics while in [...]

    5. "So, Ma, here's the plan. Let's rest while we can. I'll stay in here longer— Get bigger, grow stronger." —from Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! This creative, humorous picture book comes from the inimitable Barbara Park. There are some nice lines in the text, particularly near the end, and I thought Viviana Garófoli did a good job making some difficult-to-imagine illustrations. Ultimately, though, I read this book because it's by Barbara Park, and she doesn't disappoint.

    6. Though the pictures are funny (when not crossing over into the bizarre and icky) and the rhymes flow well, I can't imagine this appealing to kids at all. A lot of the jokes have to do with the mom's experience (like the pictures of lil' fetus wiggling and kicking mom) which kids aren't going to be able to or even want to understand. I mean, I was slightly creeped-out by some of the illustrations! A cute enough gift book for a new mom-to-be but a pretty weird choice for a kid's book.

    7. I can think of a bunch of mothers-to-be to give this book as a gift. Park's text is crisp and humorous and spot-on! Carofoli's illustrations are whimsical and imaginative, extending and expanding the jovial, almost exhilarating, mood of the text. But, is it a book for kids? Even the sub-title is addressed to the mother: A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting. I just hope for the book to find its rightful audience and be discovered by friends and families of mothers-to-be and new mothers.

    8. I read this with my almost 3 year old because she is going to have a new baby cousin soon. This book is absolutely adorable and is written from the baby in the womb's point of view in rhyme. I am going to share this book with my sister who is pregnant and I think she will get as much enjoyment out of the book as my daughter and I did.

    9. Weird, just plain weird. I am not sure who the audience for this is supposed to be, but it seems like it could be a mix of parents-to-be and younger siblings. I don't find anything freakish or disturbing going on here, just odd. It is a book narrated by an unborn baby who is already totally bored with life. Maybe this is good preparation for the tween and teen years for those soon-to-be-parents?

    10. I don't think this is a very good children's book at all. I don't think that kids would care to listen to a story about a baby in the womb. Most kids that would be the age to read this book don't even know where babies come from yet. This wouldn't be a book that I would read to you kids or students.

    11. This is one of the sweetest books I've ever read. It's your baby talking to you from within the womb about how bored he is in there. "d I'm totally bored with this dumb bungee cord" It was given to me as a pregnancy gift, and I read it all the time throughout my pregnancy. A wonderful gift.

    12. We read this book almost every night to our son before his brother was born. We'd point to the baby in the tummy in the book and then to my belly. I think he understood it, he wasn't quite 2 yet. But it was fun. The illustrations are super cute.

    13. This may be my FAVROTIE book. This is a very cute book with great illustrations. This book really makes you think about something you have never thought of before, like what a baby does to pass the time.

    14. I have got to stock up on this book to give for baby showers. How come I haven't seen this before? This book is PERFECT for the expectant mother and it's hilarious to read as an adult or to older siblings.

    15. My daughter read this one to me at our not so local BN store. she saw the name Barbara Park and squealed. She already knows a favorite author. The rhyme is cute and the premise is even cuter. Good one for K-1 that could spark some interesting discussion.

    16. This book is hilarious! An insider's guide to life in the womb. The rhyming text is fun to say and the pictures are fun. This would make a great gift for a mom to be, or a nice read aloud to a soon-to-be big brother or sister.

    17. I guess those babies-in-waiting pick up more than we thoughtis one can't wait to get out of the womb and get busy riding bikes, having play-dates, and having a good time. Let's face it, the living quarters are getting more cramped by the day, and it sure looks fun out there

    18. A fun story by the author of the hilarious Junie B. Jones series, told from the perspective of a child in utero. A great gift for expecting moms or the bright illustrations make it a good choice for soon-to-be siblings.

    19. Came across this book right around the time that Barbara Park passed away. I hadn't seen it before but it has the same whimsy that Junie B. Jones brought into this world. A book to read with soon-to-be siblings. I got a kick out of it, I have to say.

    20. This book is too cute. Just a quick read for a mother-to-be. All about the baby wanting to come out. My cousin got it for me and it made me giggle.

    21. I love the text, I just wish the illustration on the cover was more of a cartoon bubble coming from the woman's belly, not the baby cut-way illustration. It's a little disturbing.

    22. I absolutely love this book. I have been reading this to Joshua since before he was born. He loves the pictures!

    23. this is my favorite book to give for a baby shower.a funny perspective of what it is like for the little one in utero.

    24. What a great book from my mommy's cousin, Alicia! This book made my Mommy cry too. It's a really sweet story about when I was in my Mommy's tummy.

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