On A Magical Do Nothing Day
All I want to do on a rainy day like today is play my game, but my mum says it's a waste of time. The game drives my mum mad. She takes it away. I take it back. I wish Dad had come with us on this rainy, grey weekend. Without my game, nothing is fun. On the other hand, maybe I'm wrong about that...
Our review: A story set in winter with no mention of Christmas or snow - that was the challenge set for me today on Instagram and I found my bookshelves surprisingly lacking. This book is perfect though. A girl and her Mum are staying in a forest cabin, sheltered from the cold weather outside... until the girl is encouraged to stop her Martian game and do something. So she heads outdoors, albeit not happily. She loses her Martian game and is thoroughly miserable about it. But then the magic happens, the magic of being a child and being able to make your own fun. What follows is a day full of wonder with only her own imagination and curiosity for company. She comes home sopping wet and changed just a little bit. She dries off over a cup of hot chocolate with her Mum, feeling warm and content after a magical do-nothing day.
WINNER of the 2018 4-11 Picture Book Awards (Fiction 4-7 category)
One of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2017
Inquisitarium was founded on the belief that children learn through play and that toys and books have the power to spark wonder and cultivate a curious personality. We love sourcing the best toys that provide a sensory experience or teach the child something valuable. We are also completely addicted to children's books; our favourites are the beautifully illustrated ones with factual details seamlessly woven into a good bedtime story.
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