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Bored - Nothing to Do!

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Two brothers looking for adventure build an airplane out of spare parts around the house in this delightful Peter Spier book. Full-color.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 1st 1987 by Doubleday (first published 1978)
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Bored - Nothing To Do! by Peter Spier follows two boys kicked out of their house with the admonition "Go do something". Inspired by an old propeller in the garage, they collect items from all over the house and start building an airplane. After test-flying their creation, they are discovered by their parents, admonished and sent to their room--starting the cycle all over again.
Created by color wash over pen drawings, the illustrations range from small segmented squares to full two page spreads.
This book inspires creativity and the imaginatioin in children and adults alike. Love Spier’s illustrations.
This book is hilarious!!! And of course all of the great Peter Spier drawings.
The airplane actually worked! I'm always so sad for the boys that they have to take it all apart again..
Good picture book for third grade boys - a story they can relate to! Sent outside by their mother, this story, told mostly in pictures is of two brothers who cause destruction and mayhem by entertaining themselves - building a plane from items around the house and farm (including the engine from their father's car). Probably not found in many libraries anymore - there is a scene with corporal punishment in the end with one brother receiving a sound spanking by his father - it is a humorous and c ...more
My six-year-old son read this three times on his own, of his own volition. There aren't many words here, granted, but I love this book because it interested my son enough to actually read it, which is pretty rare.

Also, I liked it. Two boys build an airplane because they're bored! The illustrations are detailed and funny.
Paul  Hankins
A celebration of imagination when two boys set out to make an airplane to combat their own boredom. Funny. Imaginative. An episode of corporal punishment depicted may be unsettling to younger readers.
Not a lot of text but a funny book
On a lazy afternoon, two bored brothers keep themselves busy by building and flying an airplane.
Teresa B
You just HAVE to read this with your kids. You just absolutely HAVE to!
A WONDERFUL book!!! Do NOT show this to your children!!!
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