So few of me
Peter H. Reynolds
Ages 6 and up
Candlewick Press, 2006, 076362623-6
How many of you have said, at some point or another, that you wished you had a clone to help you get everything done. How many of you have felt overwhelmed by your “To Do” and “Must not forget” lists. Well, Leo, “a busy lad,” is feeling very overwhelmed. No matter how hard he works there are always chores and jobs left to do. He decides to write a list to see if that will help. The list ends up getting longer and longer until poor Leo wishes “if only there were two of me.”
To Leo’s amazement a second Leo then arrives on the scene. Unfortunately this does not improve the situation. Neither does a third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, or ninth Leo. Indeed there is even more work to be done now.
Poor (original) Leo is worn out and he falls asleep. It is only when he wakes up that he finally comes up with the answer to his problem.
The creator of “The Dot” and “Ish” has once again come up with a delightful book which is both simple and profound. This time he puts things in perspective for the overworked person who exists in all of us, reminding us about what is important. With unaffected and amusing illustrations and with a minimal text Peter H. Reynolds reminds us that it is important to take the time “to dream.”
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