Sit Still!by Nancy Carlson (Illustrator)
Patrick is a whirling, swirling bundle of energy who knows 101 ways to sit in a chair�maybe that�s the reason people are constantly telling him to sit still! What can be done? His teachers are baffled, his doctor is stumped, but Patrick�s mom has a few creative ideas to keep Patrick busy. Carlson�s artwork is always lively, and that energy works especially well here. -- Booklist Will lend itself nicely to a story-time setting. -- School Library Journal Nancy Carlson is the author and illustrator of many picture books for children, including I Like Me! and Arnie and the New Kid (both Viking and Puffin). She lives in Bloomington, Minnesota.
No Attention-Deficit Disorder in this book, no administering of Ritalin; Carlson (How to Lose All Your Friends, 1994, etc.) is interested in a good old case of the fidgets, capturing Patrick in bright, flat, action-filled pictures with strongly diagonal compositions and multiple images that convey motion. The solution will strike some as simplistic, but the good humor and tolerance expressed send a positive message about kids like Patrick.
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Nancy Carlson lives in Bloomington, Minnesota.
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