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Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!: A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting
Ages 4-6
Illustrated by: Viviana Garofoli
ISBN: 9780307982193
Price: $7.99
Published by: Random House Children's Books

Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!: A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting

by 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.


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