$15.95 hardcover · 1-58685-181-0
9 x 10 ½ in, 32 pp, Color Illustrations Throughout, Rights: W, Children, Ages 5 to 8
The new house in the country needs fixing. Father is hammering, Mother is sewing, Matthew is painting, and Adam is chopping. But four-year-old Tony isn't doing anything because they won't let him help. "You are too small," they all say . . . or so they think.
So, with his dog at his side, Tony goes for a walk in the woods and decides that he will work on his own project. And that is exactly what he does-with mud and water, leaves and grass, trees and pebbles, and stones. Tony works the whole day long, and what he does will delight his readers as much as it excites his family.
Back in print for its thirty-year anniversary, Tony's Hard Work Day celebrates the imagination and determined spirit in every child.
Alan Arkin is an Oscar-nominated and Tony award-winning actor, director, and writer. He has authored six books for children, including The Lemming Condition, which was chosen for inclusion in the White House library.
AnnMarie Mazuran Infanger earned a BFA in illustration from Brigham Young University. She lives with her husband near Salt Lake City and hopes to someday have a dog like Tony's.
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Alan Arkin is an Oscar-nominated and Tony-award winning actor, director, and writer. Alan has authored six books for children, including The Lemming Condition, which was chosen for inclusion in the White House library.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
One time Tony's mother and father bought a house in the country. It was a small house and very broken, but Tony's father liked it because there was green grass everywhere and sweet water and good air that you could breathe all day long.
"Smell the air!" Tony's father would say, and everyone woul stop what they were doing and breathe in and out.
There was a lot of work to do in the country. Painting work and cleaning work and hanging up curtains and taking down spiderwebs and hammering and nailing and things like that.
"Let me help," Tony said to his father. "Let me hammer."
"No, you are too small," Tony's father answered. "You would hit yourself with the hammer, and then you would cry, and we would have to stop working and hold you for a little while, so that's not a good idea."
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G006020138XI3N00