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The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister Linda Ravin Lodding

The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister

Linda Ravin Lodding

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ISBN : 9780979974694
Hardcover
32 pages
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Ernestine is in over her head. Monday through Sunday, Ernestine’s week is packed with after-school lessons—tuba, knitting, sculpting, water ballet, yoga, yodeling, and karate. Overwhelmed and exhausted, Ernestine decides to take matters into her ownMoreErnestine is in over her head. Monday through Sunday, Ernestine’s week is packed with after-school lessons—tuba, knitting, sculpting, water ballet, yoga, yodeling, and karate. Overwhelmed and exhausted, Ernestine decides to take matters into her own hands and heads off to the park with her Nanny where she builds a fort, watches the clouds, and plays all kinds of unstructured and imaginative games. But when a teacher calls Ernestines mom to report that she has not shown up for yodeling, her parents search everywhere until at last they hear their daughters laughter coming from the park. Ernestine tells her parents what a wonderful afternoon shes had, and explains her plight, asking, I like my lessons, but cant I stop some of them? This saga hilariously captures the dilemma of the modern-day over-scheduled child in riotous color and absurd extremes. A delightful heroine, Ernestine will be sure to put “play” back on everyone’s agenda, demonstrating that in today’s overscheduled world, everyone needs the joy of play and the simple wonders of childhood.