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Too Busy Marco

by Roz Chast

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2010-08-31)

List Price: $16.99

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Amazon Description

It's time for bed again, and Marco, a small red bird who lives with his (human) mother and father, simply has too much to do! He's got masterpieces to paint, underwater inventions to create, halfpipes to skate -- or better yet, inventions to create so that he can paint underwater while skateboarding at a world-class level! How can it possibly all get done? When one idea builds on top of another, and every object he encounters just screams inspiration, why would Marco ever want to put on his pajamas and brush his beak? With humor and a great deal of energy, this delightful new character from acclaimed illustrator Roz Chast will rev kids up and wear them out--just in time for bed.

One Potato Review

The mind races. Especially when it’s in a hurry to beat the clock. No one treads more thrillingly than Chast between elaboration and non-sequiturs: give this artist the idea of a fish and she will produce Pocket Whales, a Smiley Striper and a Cube-Headed La-Di-Dah. And don’t even get her started on potential careers. Bowler? Inventor? Banjo-playing space explorer? “Who could go to bed when there were trampoline-jumping records to be broken?” Oh, all of this is channeled through a bird. For many ages.   

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