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K-Gr 2- A boy sits in a corner of his empty classroom, his misdeeds recorded on the blackboard. Without a bit of remorse, he muses, "Soon, the entire world will know of my big plans." He climbs to a mountaintop and shouts: "I got big plans! Big plans, I say!" This line becomes his mantra and is repeated many times. On the way down the mountain, he meets a mynah bird who becomes his sidekick. They head into the city, where the boy runs a big company. While flying its helicopter (with the mynah as pilot), he sees the local football team losing a game. They land the helicopter midfield and score a victory. The boy appoints himself mayor of the city and then President of the United States. There's a photograph of the White House inserted in the middle of Smith's wacky drawings. Next, it's off to the moon, where he does some redecorating. When he blasts off for his trip back to Earth, he spells out the refrain using moon rocks. Now the whole world knows. The last page shows the youngster still in the classroom corner. Smith's vivacious illustrations make this a book to pore over as there are new details to notice with each reading. The format is oversize, and the text and drawings appear in a variety of sizes and shapes. A funny and far-reaching selection.-Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI
Posted June 15, 2011
This book is hilarious. By far my favorite childrens book. The only down side is that this is not a good bedtime book. My 3 year old loves this book, it leaves him cracking up laughing every time!! Unfortunately he gets too excited then it is hard for me to calm him back down to get in sleep mode. But just for reading during the day.....AWESOME!!!
As a parent you have to have a sense of humor and be very animated while reading this book. AWESOME BOOK ... MY FAVORITE!!!!
Posted January 27, 2009
AS bedtime approaches my five year old pulls his batman cape out of the closet, hangs it over his shoulders, sifts through his books until he reaches the end and finds "BIG PLANS". He places the book on my lap, insisting this is our first book for the night. <BR/><BR/>AS I read thru the pages, Sam gets excited anticipating his role. I turn the page. Sam jumps off onto his feet yelling "I HAVE BIG PLANS". <BR/><BR/>Talk about a book I can get my son involved with. My 5 year loves when we read "Big Plans". Even after booktime, and I leave him to fall to sleep, my son is yelling down the hall to me "I HAVE BIG PLANS". <BR/><BR/>As an adult I could not help but to chuckle as I read "Big Plans" the first few times. How many adults do we know who run around acting like the little boy in this book? <BR/><BR/>Great book- engaging, entertaining for adults and children, awesome illustrations. A must have for any boy or girl at bedtime or even when you want a book to get them out of a "funk". "Big Plans" is the perfect recipe for fun, laughter and smiles. Bonus adventure- try reading this with three 5 year olds wearing super hero capes. <BR/><BR/>We can't wait for our other books by Bob Shea to arrive.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.