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Biased – I love all things Peter H. Reynolds. This is so great – his books reach so many levels. Kids think it’s fun to see what it would be like to have multiple copies of themselves while adults can relate to always being busy and just needing to take a break. Check it out!
From Publishers Weekly Reynolds (Ish) creates a lighthearted yet insightful fable about the repercussions of overscheduled lives. The tale’s opening line—”Leo was a busy lad”—appears opposite a picture of a blond boy diligently multitasking. No matter how hard he works, there is always more to do, so he decides to make a to-do list. Alas that list grows and grows, leading Leo to utter, “So few of me and so much to do. If only there were two of me.” Immediately, there is a knock on the door, which Leo opens to find an identical replica of himself. The two find even more to do—as do the subsequent Leos—until there are 10 in all, “each one busier than the next.” Though his conscientious clones announce there is no time to rest, exhausted Leo slips away to take a nap. Still savoring his naptime dream, Leo wonders, “What if I did less—but did my best?” Rendered in watercolor, ink and tea, Reynolds’s art provides a deft balance of spare pages and comically cluttered compositions, and gives the various Leos an entertaining array of facial expressions. An engaging and eye-opening tale for over-programmed kids and the adults who set their schedules. All ages. (Sept.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
So Few of Me Paperback – September 3, 2007 by Peter Reynolds (Author) Review
Necessary for everyone! -Read Reviews-
Kids enjoyed reading this book every night.