Things to Do with Dad by Sam Zuppardi

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Zuppardi’s acrylic-and-pencil illustrations have a charming, childlike quality, especially the young child, who is basically a 3-D stick figure with lines for hair, and his imagination truly runs amok when the child amends the list (the only words in the entire book). With some imagination, even chores can be fun.
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Can a young boy figure out how to turn an obstacle into an opportunity in this nearly wordless picture book?

A morning of fun with Dad takes a turn for the boring when a long to-do list interferes. At first content to let Dad cross things off his list, the boy in the story soon realizes that the whole day will be spent on chores — unless he can come up with a solution. In his singularly expressive, kid-friendly style, author-illustrator Sam Zuppardi crafts a colorful celebration of the fun that can be had with just a little imagination — and a trusty green crayon.
 

About Sam Zuppardi

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Sam Zuppardi is the author-illustrator of The Nowhere Box and Jack’s Worry, as well as the illustrator of the picture book Nobody’s Perfect by David Elliott and the middle-grade series the Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe by Gordon McAlpine. Sam Zuppardi lives in York, England.
 
Published April 11, 2017 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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on Mar 20 2017

Zuppardi’s acrylic-and-pencil illustrations have a charming, childlike quality, especially the young child, who is basically a 3-D stick figure with lines for hair, and his imagination truly runs amok when the child amends the list (the only words in the entire book). With some imagination, even chores can be fun.

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