Illustrated by: Viviana Garofoli
Published by: Random House Children's Books
Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!: A Word from Your Baby-in-Waitingby Barbara Park
A precocious baby is beyond bored in his mother’s womb. He’s ready to play on the swingset, meet other boys and girls, and to canoe! But until then–what will he do to pass the time? With nothing to look at, no parks, no zoos, and no one to play with, baby must keep himself or herself occupied by kicking, hiccupping, and swimming around in what little space there is left in utero. Garofoli’s charming artwork perfectly illustrates baby’s less-than-comfortable living conditions, as well as the fun-filled activities that he longs to do and will be doing after he is born. The book is a perfect read for expectant mothers, siblings, and young children who enjoy a catchy read-aloud, and was hailed as “imaginative” and “amusing fare for young siblings awaiting a birth” by Booklist.