How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself by Robert Paul SmithHow To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself by Robert Paul Smith

How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself

byRobert Paul SmithIllustratorElinor Goulding SmithIntroduction byPaul Collins

Paperback | June 6, 2017

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Remember how to fold a paper airplane?  

What to do with a discarded umbrella?  

How to make a pin piano?  

You don’t? You’ve forgotten? Or you never learned these things in the first place, to forget in the second place?   Well, Robert Paul Smith remembered and set it down just for you—and everyone else—these things and many others, like broken-umbrella bows and arrows; and slings;and clamshell bracelets, and the collection, care, and use of horse chestnuts.  

This is a handbook on how to avoid boredom, a primer on solitude, a stand-in for "screen time." This is a child's declaration of independence. Smith tells you “how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself”—real things, fascinating things, the things that you did when you were a kid, or your parents did when they were kids. It’s a book for kids, but parents are not prohibited from reading it.

Robert Paul Smith is the author of the best-selling Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing. and of the novels So It Doesn't Whistle, The Journey, Because of My Love, and The Time and the Place. Smith was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, and graduated from Columbia College in 1936. He worked as a writer with...
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Title:How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By YourselfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941040659

ISBN - 13:9781941040652

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