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Hardcover Lazy Little Loafers Book

ISBN: 0810970279

ISBN13: 9780810970274

Lazy Little Loafers

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief comes a smart, hilarious take on what babies contribute-or don't-to the world. ? Ever experienced stroller envy? Ever wished you were applauded just for walking across a room? Ever wanted to loaf about the park on a blanket in the middle of a school day with nothing on your agenda but being relaxed and happy? Then you should be a baby. They've got it made. ? In this charming, droll story,...


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

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This Reminds Me of Bad Babies...a fun song

My almost third grade son likes reading this book to himself and to others...because it's written from the perspective of a child about his age. He likes the tongue-in-cheek humor that helped him learn more about sarcasm as a form of humor in a fun loving way. It reminds both of us of a song from Sandra Boynton's Rhinoceros Tap called Bad Babies, a very fun and silly song from a similar point of view.

Kids and grown-ups will love this!

My husband picked this book up at the library last week and my son was so tickled by it, he had to make sure I sat down so he could read it to me today. He is 4 1/2 and even with the sarcasm and lines like "Is it possible they don't work but still go out for a three-bottle lunch and get a little tipsy?", he thought it was hilarious (even if he doesn't really know what tipsy means)! The little girl narrating the book reminds me of the gothy Lydia from the movie Beetlejuice. Of course the entire concept of babies being good-for-nothing slackers is ludicrous and my kid loves absurdity. If you want to encourage a well-rounded sense of humor in your child, I definitely recommend this book.


As a children's librarian at a public library, I think this book is great. As with any book, it is for a particular age range and while I would not be able to use it for storytime, I know my 7 year old nieces will love it. A wonderful addition to our collection.

For kids of all ages

My grandaughter has enjoyed "Lazy Little Loafers" a whole lot. And I'll be honest: so have I. Of course, I'm spectacularly immature at the age of 59. I have been head over heels in love with Orlean's writing "voice" for years. If you enjoyed her adult books "The Bullfighter Adjusts Her Makeup" and "The Orchid Thief" you -- and the child of your choice -- will probably get a kick out of "Lazy Little Loafers.''

Engaging for younger and older kids

We got this for our 5-year-old, who loved it and asked to hear it over and over; even better, our nine-year-old also enjoyed hanging out nearby and listening. A really fun, engaging read.
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