Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!

Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! Cover

Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!

A Word from Your Baby-In-Waiting

By Barbara Park; Viviana Garofoli (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375838521, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 22, 2008

Description
"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.


About the Author
Barbara Park is one of today's funniest and most popular authors for middle-graders. Her many successful novels include "Mick Harte Was Here, " which received fifteen state Children's Choice awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award; "The Kid in the Red Jacket;" and "Skinnybones." She is also the best-selling author of the Junie B. Jones books, and "Psssst...It's Me, the Bogeyman, " a picture book.

Ms. Park lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, Richard.



Viviana Garofoli has illustrated over 20 children's books and contributed many editorial and textbook illustrations in the US, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Her exciting career in children's books spans over 15 years.