Do you ever feel overwhelmed Like there is far too much to do and not enough hours in the day Leo is busy His to do list see the end papers is jam packed with all kinds of tasks some chores, some self help oriented, some repeated and all building up to a huge weight on his shoulders until he wishes there wereof himself His wish comes true, but instead of gettingdone, it seems thatof himself makes forwork Warning The following is my brainstorm of possible activities with this book it is in no particular order and, in theory, I will come back and revisit this after trying some of the ideas out Make copies of Leo s list and have groups sort them into categories of their own choosing Come together and discuss what broad categories Leo s list includes and how it might be better organized General discussion about feeling overwhelmed when faced with a difficult task and using this story as a diving board to brainstorming ways to cope Tie in with growth mindset. why ever do people have so many things to do Just The Message Overscheduled Families Need In Today S Frantic World Delivered With Humor And Terrific Artwork John De Graaf, National Coordinator, Take Back Your TimeLeo S List Of Things To Do Keeps Growing, Until One Day He Wishes, If Only There Were Two Of Me Just As The Words Are Out Of His Mouth, Poof Another Leo Appears Two Leos Become Three, Three Become Four, And Four Become But Leo Can T Help But Notice That He Has Even To Do Than Before As He Struggles To Deal With His Overcomplicated Life, Leo Realizes That There May Be A Simpler Solution To His Overscheduling Woes Peter H Reynolds, The Award Winning Author Illustrator Of THE DOT And ISH, Returns With An Important Message For Readers Of All Ages Stop And Take A Little Time To Dream Leo wondered, What if I did less but did my BEST OK What would really happen if you duplicated yourself to get all your tasks done Hmmm Food for thought. Leo has too much to do so is relieved when some duplicates of himself show up This one was for me I think adults will appreciate thisthan kids, although my four year old was amused by the nine duplicates of Leo and enjoyed counting. What if I did less but did my best I really like it as an adult When I forgot to do less but better , I read it again. I love this author illustrator and I loved this book.It works on so many levels It s a philosophy book, a counting book, and a really funny story.I love that on the inside back cover the author talks about how he took a time management seminar and how it helped him get scheduled, overly scheduled and organized, so that he had no downtime and that s where some of the best of life comes from I love how on the end papers it shows Leo lying on the ground daydreaming and on the front end papers it has a very, very long to do list.The story is so funny and whimsical, as Leo find he needsandselves to get everything done, and how it helps, and then doesn t help.The illustrations are fabulous I love them so much Note There is an orange cat But all the pictures of everybody and everything are wonderful I really appreciated the details and expressiveness in each drawing I love this illustrator s work.This book was a huge winner for me.It would make a great gift for anyone of any age who is overly scheduled and or organized it s a great reminded to pause and take time to dream and relax Highly recommended for those who enjoy humorous books It s a really interesting 1 10 counting book for those who would get something from that It would make a great baby or child gift for anyone named Leo Anyone who s enjoyed Ish and or The Dot I gave both 5 stars by Peter H Reynolds is likely to also enjoy this book I ll definitely be on the look out forbooks by Reynolds I guess the only demographic I can see this wouldn t be for according to their adults would be teens and older children who aren t fulfilling their responsibilities and already do too much daydreaming, once again according to their adults, but I think it s even for those kids. SO FEW OF MEis a picture book writtenfor adults, which is one thing Peter Reynolds is SO good at Through the character of Leo, it becomes very clear that no matter how hard we try, we will always have a list of things to do that never seem to get done The solution Slow down and take time to dream In other words Stop and smell the roses
Peter Hamilton Reynolds is an author and illustrator of children s books and is the co Founder and CEO of educational media company FableVision.
- 32 pages
- So Few of Me
- Peter H. Reynolds
- 26 January 2019 Peter H. Reynolds