Title: Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!
A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting
Author: Barbara Park
Illustrated by: Viviana Garofoli
Date/Publisher: 2008, Random House
Reviewed by: Trisha Faye, Binkey and Bubblegum Books
From the first page (“Dear Ma, What’s a baby to do in a womb with no view?” to the last, I chuckled and awwww’ed my way through this fun picture book. It’s perfect for any expecting mother … and the rest of us too.
I think my favorite page is where the words spiral around in a circle: “I’m all in a heap here. My feet are asleep here. I’m flat out of space. I’ve got knees in my face. And I’m totally board with the dumb bungee cord … I’m NOT kidding you … there is NOTHING to do!”
Or, maybe it’s: “’Cause my schedule is sweet. It’s just ‘Snooze, eat … repeat.’