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Life Is Fun
     

Life Is Fun

by Nancy Carlson (Illustrator)
 

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To be happy on Earth, just follow these simple instructions: Don't bring snakes inside the house; be nice to the nerdy kid next door--and to any space creatures you may meet; laugh a lot; and, most importantly, make big, big plans. Illustrated with bold, bright pictures, this warm and funny book by the author of I Like Me! is sure to boost spirits and encourage

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To be happy on Earth, just follow these simple instructions: Don't bring snakes inside the house; be nice to the nerdy kid next door--and to any space creatures you may meet; laugh a lot; and, most importantly, make big, big plans. Illustrated with bold, bright pictures, this warm and funny book by the author of I Like Me! is sure to boost spirits and encourage children to make the most of life. Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Devotees of Carlson's upbeat, ``feel-good'' books ( I Like Me! ) may be somewhat disappointed by her latest effort, an even littler version of Life's Little Instruction Book . In place of a story, Carlson delivers a set of precepts--which at best are banal but more often seem superficial, strained or preachy. Most edicts borrow from the Golden Rule, as in ``Be nice to others.'' Others, however, depart from tried-and-true maxims to branch out in a diffused way, e.g., ``Order yourself a triple-scoop ice cream cone'' and ``Don't worry about stuff,'' both included under the general heading of ``Be nice to yourself.'' Carlson makes no attempt to address readers whose own experience of life has encompassed loss or any of the myriad other everyday happenings that defy description as ``fun.'' If she proposes concentrating on the important things in life and letting the small stuff slide, the message is inadequately conveyed. 1. Close this book.2. Open another. Ages 3-8. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761389453
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Series:
Nancy Carlson Picture Bks
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,352,787
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Carlson lives in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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