Busy Busy by Lucy Scott
  

Busy Busy

Written by Lucy Scott
Illustrated by Lucy Scott

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Synopsis

Busy Busy by Lucy Scott

Parents may think their toddlers are simply playing or making messes, but really they're building cities, going on exciting adventures, and creating masterpieces.

Reviews

Lucy Scott perfectly conveys the chaotic beauty of a young child's imagination and creativity. The vibrant illustrations and simplistic yet insightful text give the reader a true sense of seeing life through the eyes of a toddler and can't help but make you smile at their curious adventures. Busy Busy is a lovely debut and I very much look forward to Ms. Scott's future creations! - Soraya Silverman-Montano, Youth Services Librarian, Las Vegas-Clark County. Busy Busy captures in stunningly detailed illustrations the glory that is an energetic toddler. Kids will adore seeing what a mess the nameless busy, busy narrator can make in this quirky, fun book. --Martha Pettit, Folio Books In the delightful BUSY BUSY parents are sure to recognize their own child, whether she is an explorer, an architect, a master chef, or just plain tired. --Jim Averbeck, author of One Word from Sophia Busy, busy, fun, fun! --Kirkus In Doodle Diary of a New Mom, Scott documented some of parenthood's more challenging moments, from breast-feeding in graffiti-filled bathroom stalls to date nights that involve passing out on the sofa. In her first children's book, she shows why all that effort is worth it. Parents are nowhere in sight as a toddler with floppy brown hair, peach skin, and gray overalls recounts her busy busy day in narration that gives a strong sense of the largeness of the girl's imaginative world. I built a city! she announces as her stuffed animals perch on tall towers of blocks. I cooked lunch for ten! she says while she stirs pots in her play kitchen before a crowd of plush toys. The artwork is lovely from start to finish

illustrating a typical day. The toddler is a good role model as she surrounds herself with friends, treating them nicely despite some of their behavior. She also shows kids how to entertain themselves. The toddler starts her day slumped over her camel, just having a little rest. This is no surprise given her exuberant day. I love how the toddler as narrator brings the story full circle by returning to the slumped position on her camel ending with the words Busy Buszzzzzzz... and then finding herself safely tucked in bed and imaginatively dreaming aboard an enormous and quite unusual submarine. --KidLit Reviews This is a story about a toddler girl who is very busy during the day. She dresses up her animals with socks, eats a snack at the zoo, and builds cities for her bear, zebra, and dog using building blocks. The little girl makes very messy pictures

About the Author

Lucy Scott is the best-selling author of Doodle Diary of a New Mom. She is the co-founder of a pre-production visualising studio called Treehouse 24 and has had her artwork exhibited in London, New York, Edinburgh, and Tbilisi. Busy, Busy is her first children's book. She lives in the UK.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Lucy Scott
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Publisher

Creston Books

Publication date

10th May 2016

ISBN

9781939547255


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