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Let's Do Nothing! by Tony Fucile
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Let's Do Nothing! (2009)

by Tony Fucile

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This book has two kids that have done a lot and don't know what to do next. They come up with doing nothing and work really hard to not move or even blink. They soon realize that they need to do something and then off they go. Genre, Contemporary realistic fiction ( )
  robe0605 | Mar 21, 2016 |
This book is about Frankie and Sal, two kids who think they have done it all. They baked cookies, drew pictures, played sports, and read comic books. They are all out of ideas for stuff to do.Sal then suggests to Frankie that at they should just be quite for tens seconds and think about what they could do. That is when a great idea comes to Sal. They should just do nothing. Just sit in chairs and be quite. Franky has a hard time doing this. Franky sits in the chair and pictures himself as a statue, but pigeons attack him. Then he Franky tries to picture himself as a tree, but then he gets peed on by a dog. Sal its fed up with Franky and realizes there is no possible way to do nothing. They must do something at all times! "Let's Do Nothing" is fun book for all ages and is a great book for new readers to fall in love with reading. ( )
  twalsh | Mar 14, 2016 |
Very fun story in that it activates and shows the use of imagination and could be a conversation that many students could relate to. It may not be directed to functional skills, but is a fun one to show that situation when a student doesn't want to do anything. I could still see it being used in a classroom. ( )
  Elizabeth_Lempola | Mar 2, 2016 |
Response - a hilarious book! Clever plot and engaging to read.

Curricular connection - read aloud
  jegammon | Mar 18, 2015 |
This is a silly silly book about two boys that decide to try and do nothing. ( )
  christylynnbridges | Apr 25, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763634409, Hardcover)

Don’t move! A master of animation explores the elusive art of doing nothing in this comical tale of two very active imaginations.

Frankie and Sal have already played every sport and board game invented, baked and eaten batches of cookies, and painted a zillion pictures. What’s left to do? Nothing! Ten seconds of nothing! Can they do it? Can they act like stone statues in the park? Can they simply hold their breath and not blink an eye? With a wink to the reader and a command of visual humor, feature film animator Tony Fucile demonstrates the Zen-like art of doing nothing...oops! Couldn’t do it!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:49 -0400)

Frankie and Sal have run out of things to do: "We've played every sport ever invented" and "baked enough cookies to feed a small country--" Then Sal hits upon a solution: "Let's do nothing!" How hard could that be?

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