by Douglas Wood
illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
Dutton Children's Books
I must confess that a few days ago, despite the adage I've heard ALL my life, I judged a book by its cover. I assumed Nothing To Do would be a cute little story of kids complaining all summer of being bored--BUT I'm delighted to tell you I was completely wrong in that assumption.
"No school. No homework. No Little League. No dance class. No play rehearsal. No soccer practice. No computer camp...No anything!"
I found myself smiling (and maybe a little misty eyed) as I read this. It brought back the joy of childhood and all the super fun things you can do and imagine with absolutely no planning required like "...climbing a good tree that's been waiting all its long life just to be climbed by you."