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by G. Brian Karas,Susan Orlean


Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Abrams Books for Young Readers. This author does not seem to know hers

Illustrated by G. This author does not seem to know hers. This is a misguided book that attempts to appeal to parents as well as children (at least, that's what picture books are supposed to do) and fails at both. 8 people found this helpful.

Lazy Little Loafers book. The drawings by G. Brian Karas go perfectly with Susan Orlean's sense of humor (which I love). From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief.

by Susan Orlean & illustrated by G. Well-decorated with baby ads and posters, Karas’s ge street scenes form a backdrop for squads of happy toddlers and leave the narrator, who ruefully concludes that babies really don’t work because they’re too smart, peering out of the school door as a passing rugrat delivers a Bronx cheer.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief comes a smart, hilarious take on what babies contribute-or don’t-to the world. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief comes a smart, hilarious take on what babies contribute-or don't-to the world. Ever experienced stroller envy?

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In Lazy Little Loafers, a know-it-all big sister sets out to understand why babies are such freeloaders By Susan Orlean. Illustrated by G.

In Lazy Little Loafers, a know-it-all big sister sets out to understand why babies are such freeloaders. Her new baby brother is the perfect place to start. She dangles help-wanted ads from the newspaper over his crib. The bullfighter makes an appearance in Lazy Little Loafers, standing in the ranks of gainfully employed grown-ups in one of G. Brian Karas’s uproarious illustrations. Continue reading the main story. Orlean’s theme - get a purpose in life, baby! - makes for great humor.

Author: Susan Orlean. Illustrator: G.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief comes a smart, hilarious take on what babies contribute—or don’t—to the world.

 

Ever experienced stroller envy? Ever wished you were applauded just for walking across a room? Ever wanted to loaf about the park on a blanket in the middle of a school day with nothing on your agenda but being relaxed and happy? Then you should be a baby. They’ve got it made.

 

In this charming, droll story, a world-weary older sister ponders the question, why don’t more babies work? Her answers, hilariously tinged with resentment, offer up a wickedly accurate picture of just how great babies have it.

 

Known for her keen and witty observations of various subcultures, Susan Orlean here turns her gaze on babies. The resulting picture book is tongue-in-cheek fun for older siblings and anyone looking for a lazy, praise-filled day.

F&P Level: LF&P Genre: RF
Light out of Fildon
Such a fun story. Readers will love the main character and her humorous effort to understand how lazy little loafers get away with all their lazy baby shenanigans. Super Susan Orlean!
Umge
Granddaughter loves book.
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"Lazy Little Loafers"
Written by Susan Orlean
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
(Harry N. Abrams, 2008)
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This book is a prime example of the unfortunate modern trend in adult authors imposing their own mental framework into the world of children's literature. Author Susan Orlean wrote the best-selling novel, "The Orchid Thief," but success in the adult world does not necessarily translate into success in the "easier" realm of kids' lit. Now, I am not by any means an advocate for dumbing-down kids' books - I believe that children can grasp and appreciate and learn from an astonishing variety and level of materials. I just don't like reading books that don't work, and where the authors clearly have a tin ear for their audience and are blinded by their own cleverness.

In this instance, Orlean's premise is that the book has a young girl as its narrator who walks around putting down babies and toddlers because they are lazy and contribute little to society. She on the other hand is a (ha-hah) "big girl" who goes to primary grade school and is part of the "real world." In the end, it is revealed that she envies the babies (don't we all!) for their ability to relax and do what they want, and the girl wishes she didn't have the (ha-hah) crushing responsibilities of a first grader. So, really, who is this book for? Who gets the most out of it - kids or the adult readers who get to chortle about its negative tone and ironic bent? It's clearly not suited to toddlers, and you kind of have to work hard to impart the humor to younger readers... This is even more true because of the dreadfully leaden prose that spills out in the final pages of the book. I mean, I'm sure there are some kids and families that will "totally get" this book, but are there really that many kids that are going to sit still for such an overwritten, self-involved narrative as this? Are there no editors left? No one who could suggest to Ms. Orlean that she might want to streamline things, just a little? I thought this was a weird, weirdly tone-deaf book. More power to those readers who enjoy it, but jeez, I would have a hard time recommending this book to anyone I knew. (Axton)
IWantYou
Orlean, Susan. Lazy Little Loafers. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Abrams Books for Young Readers. 2008.

The narrator of this humorous book asks, "why don't any babies work?" She examines one baby, and declares that "You don't have to be a genius to realize that babies are just lazy." She goes on to point out that babies will eagerly push strollers, and says, "big deal since (a) they're actually very bad at it, and (b) am I the only one who doesn't think that pushing a stroller is a reason to celebrate?" This delightful picture book captures perfectly the plaintive tones of an older sibling who does not understand why babies get so much positive attention. The gouache, acrylic, pencil and photo collages are clever and comical: one picture shows the little girl sitting at a table doing her homework while a baby sits relaxing in a playpen, and a double spread shows a group of industrious adults working while the little girl stands over the baby holding a newspaper page that shows the help wanted ads, the images stand out from a red and orange background. The eye-catching cover depicts babies sprawled on the grass in a park with the little girl proclaiming, "Lazy Little Loafers". Children, K-4 will delight in the tongue-in-cheek humor so adroitly expressed in both text and pictures.
Granirad
Seen through the eyes of a baby's big sister, Lazy Little Loafers is a humorous observation of what babies do, or more accurately, what they don't do.

Grouchy big sister doesn't think it's right that babies get so much attention for doing practically nothing, especially when there is so much work to be done.

I thought the book was well-written and that the illustrations complimented the text nicely. Unfortunately, I had to drop the rating down to four stars because the book did not pass my "kid test." I read it to my children, ages four and seven, and both of them thought the book was boring and not funny at all. Apparently, though, that is not the case for all kids. Other reviewers report that their kids really like the book. My advise: go to the library and check it out. If your kids love it, then buy it.
salivan
I read a lot of children's books. Lots of them I love, some I don't care for. This is the first one I've felt compelled to write a review for. What was the publisher thinking? Cute premise, great illustrations, but it's not kid friendly. Much of it just goes over the heads of young readers/listeners. Some books include subtle jokes for the parents that don't detract from the kids' experience. This book attempts to amuse parents while including nothing that makes any sense to the kids. That alone makes it a poor read aloud choice. But when I got to the following lines, I couldn't believe what I was reading:

"And have you watched babies try to walk? Is it possible they don't work but still go out for a three bottle lunch and get a little tipsy?"

I felt that the author, editor and publisher had betrayed my trust. Drunken babies? It's fine to be edgy and expand the limits of what can be done in a picture book, but a core rule of writing is, "Know your audience." This author does not seem to know hers. This is a misguided book that attempts to appeal to parents as well as children (at least, that's what picture books are supposed to do) and fails at both.
Lazy Little Loafers ebook
Author:
G. Brian Karas,Susan Orlean
Category:
Growing Up & Facts of Life
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1797 kb
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Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams; 1 edition (October 1, 2008)
Pages:
32 pages
Rating:
4.6
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