How to Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone by Yourself

How to Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone by Yourself

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How to Do Nothing literally tells "how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself"--real things, fascinating things, the things that you did when you were a kid, or your parents did when they were kids. This is a book to free your kid from video games for a few hours, a handbook on the avoidance of boredom, a primer on the uses of solitude, a child's declaration of independence. If you don't remember how to make a spool tank, what to do with an old umbrella, whether "pennies" come before or after "spank the baby" in mumbly-peg, or how to make rubber-band guns, slings, or clamshell bracelets, it's OK because Robert Paul Smith has collected all of this and more in How to Do Nothing. It's a book for kids, but parents are not prohibited from reading it.
Publisher: Portland, Ore : Tin House Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, 2010, c1958.
Edition: Tin House Books ed.
ISBN: 9780982053959
0982053959
Call Number: 793 SMITH
Characteristics: 131 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Subjects: Toys -- Juvenile literature.
Amusements -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Elinor Goulding

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Sister_Mary
Oct 23, 2014

Love it! Solitude is a lost art for both children and adults.

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