Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lazy Little Loafers

Lazy Little Loafers by Susan Orlean, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
While walking to school, lugging a heavy backpack through New York City one morning, a disgruntled child questions why babies are so lazy, spending their days on useless activities such as napping and babbling rather than getting jobs. Susan Orlean says "Of all my books, Lazy Little Loafers has had the most interesting backstory. I originally wrote the text as a humor piece for the New Yorker under the title "Shiftless Little Loafers" (Shouts & Murmurs, July 22, 2006)."

2 comments:

Lisa Glasscock said...

...This is a good one-on-one read for any youngster who has wondered why the baby doesn't have to go to school.

Kirkus Reviews said...

...A chuckle-inducing rant