The third book I picked up was Lazy Little Loafers by Susan Orlean. Why? Originally it was because I noticed it was illustrated by G. Brian Karas and I love his illustrations. BUT... that was before I even read it. This one cracked me up!
I love the narrator's point of view. A new twist on the "Why do I have to go to school and she gets to stay home?" attitude that I think all parents have faced at one time or another. Through the narrator's eyes, we get a "kid's eye view" of one of her big questions, "Why don't babies work?" She thinks it's a crime... babies are lazy, snobby, and think they are sooo cute. And she's stuck struggling to make her bed, study for tests, and solve math problems.
As a reader, I loved the tongue-in-cheek humor. My fourth graders loved the writing style and those with younger siblings had huge smiles on their faces when I read it. Does it go on my all time favorite list? Nope. But there's something endearing about this story... kind of makes you long to be a baby strolling Manhattan with a nanny. Charmed life? Who knows.
This is a charming little read.