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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
There's more to this clever book than initially meets the eye. A busy girl struggles from sun-up to sundown to squirrel away time to read, but something always seems to get in the way--a shower ("Careful! Don't get the book wet!"), a breakfast of cereal ("Who left this book in the fridge?"), etc. Sure enough, by nightfall she still hasn't managed to finish her book. Charlip's (Sleepytime Rhyme) diverting tale strikes just the right bemused note with its step by step, don't-stop-to-take-a-breath descriptions of mundane activities. Hand-lettered text befits the first-person rendition, while Muth's (Gershon's Monster, reviewed in Children's Religion Forecasts, Aug. 28) witty watercolors amplify and extend the humor inherent in each deadpan passage. He gives the tale additional punch by varying the pace from full-page scenes to frame-by-frame snapshots and by casting the main characters as an intriguingly multicultural extended family. Readers will also enjoy the recurring visual pun as they spy the very same book they're reading in the hand of the girl, and the same page they're looking at almost every time she manages to sneak a peek at it. Ages 6-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
From The Critics
This cute picture book depicts a multicultural extended family in a typical busy household. How many times do we "never get around to finishing something?" A good gift choice, this humorous story can be enjoyed when read aloud. 2000, Tricycle Press, $14.95. Ages 5 to 8. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
Children's Literature
With a humorous, wry look at the busy-ness of our world today, Charlip writes a story of a girl with a "To Do" list longer than her arm. Although she keeps her book by her side wherever she goes, she claims that she will never ever ever ever have enough time to read her book. With such business as getting out of bed and making a tuna fish sandwich, she squeezes reading time into any spare moment and in the process, manages to leave her book in the oddest places. After a busy day of work, play and plenty of reading, our narrator falls into bed with her book, still claiming that she will never have time to read. This story within a story chronicles the life of a child, revealing the many activities one small girl can do in a day. With clocks included in each of the watercolor illustrations, readers can visualize the passing of time. In the elementary classroom, this book could be used as a subtle exercise in telling time or as a writing model to show how the events of one's life can be a story in themselves. 2000, Tricycle Press, $14.95. Ages 3 to 6. Reviewer: Leah Hanson
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-In excruciating detail, a young girl describes how busy her day is and why she can't finish reading this book. In just one page, she tells readers that she "-got out of bed, put on my bathrobe, put on my slippers, went to the bathroom, let the shower run-got out of my bathrobe, got out of my slippers, got out of my pajamas. Then I-took a shower." So it goes. Is it any wonder she can't find the time to read? The action takes place from sunup until bedtime, though nothing much happens. The true charm of the book lies in its tongue-in-cheek presentation and lively watercolor illustrations. Muth has created a multiracial, multigenerational array of friends and family who surround the unnamed protagonist. Careful observers will be tickled to note that the girl's open book always mirrors the pages they are reading. A light, original diversion.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Childrens Book Watch
Remy Charlip's Why I Will Never Ever Ever Have Enough Time To Read This Book will appeal to kids who are reluctant readers, and who invent every excuse to keep from reading. Jon Muth's drawings show the young protagonist's daily routine in which the book continually is lost or tossed. Deborah Turney Zagwyn's Winter Gift (93-7, $15.95) tells of a gift only Clee's grandmother can give. It's Christmas, but Grandma's new apartment is too small to hold their usual celebration. Positive change results.
—Childrens Book Watch
Kirkus Reviews
The illustrator of Karen Hesse's Come On, Rain! (1999) places Charlip's (Peanut Butter Party, not reviewed, etc.) rushed young narrator amidst an extended, multicultural family and gives her a book that is recognizably this one, sometimes even open to the same spread. As a clock ticks away in the background, she details her morning routine from first big stretch to schoolward rush, then reels off afternoon and evening tasks that somehow manage to fill every moment until bedtime. (There's a clock to watch on every page, and multiple clocks on those with many panels.) Often, she's got the book with her; as often, she leaves it behind. Somehow, she never gets to read it, even though it's open wide and she's not even going to an afterschool activity. Figures are posed with casual, naturallooking grace; the legibly handlettered text alternates between the narrator's breathless chatter and family members' antiphonal comments ("WHO LEFT THIS BOOK IN THE FRIDGE?") slanting across opposite pages. Children might want to share this veteran writer's oblique, whimsical reminder to slow down and smell the printer's ink with their overscheduled parents. (Picture book. 79)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582460185
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: AD170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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