Bored No More!: The ABCs of What to Do When There’s Nothing to Do

Abrams/Appleseed. Oct. 2022. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781419760778.
PreS-Gr 1–A simple ABC book with ideas from A to Z to bust boredom. Whether children “Act out a play,” “Bounce a ball,” “Call a friend,” “Dance down a hall,” right on through to “Grow a plant,” or “Volunteer in some way,” the ideas are easy to follow and reinforce the notion that there is always something to do. Reiters uses bright graphics that frame each page like a poster; not only does this belong in every library, but it’s the perfect book for every home. The pages show a diverse group of children getting motivated to do new things, and their activities and the primary palette will inspire the most listless onlooker to get going when they don’t know what else to do.
VERDICT This is not an ABC teaching tool, but a list of prompts to get children busy.

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