Things to Do

Elaine Magliaro (Author) Catia Chien (Illustrator)


With playful prose and vivid art, Things to Do brings to life the small moments and secret joys of a child's day. There are wonders everywhere. In the sky and on the ground--blooming in a flower bed, dangling from a silken thread, buzzing through the summer air--waiting ...waiting to be found. In this thoughtful and ingenious collection of poems, Elaine Magliaro, an elementary school teacher for more than three decades and a school librarian for three years, and illustrator Catia Chien provide a luminous glimpse of the ordinary wonders all around us.

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
February 07, 2017
9.7 X 0.5 X 10.6 inches | 0.97 pounds
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About the Author

Elaine Magliaro is now retired from teaching and writes poetry for children and serves as a member of the NCTE Poetry Committee. She lives in Massachusetts.

Catia Chien was born and raised in SΓ£o Paulo, Brazil. Today, she is happily working as a children's book artist from her art studio in New York, with a view of the East River and an old pencil factory.


"When the day is just waiting be filled with fun, one of the 'things to do' may well be to share this with some children."--Kirkus Reviews
"Scientific in precision and joyous in tone."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A quiet, clever glimpse at a child's world."-School Library Journal
"Rhymes both end and internal, deft alliteration, and clever turns of phrase make these little odes particularly effective readalouds."-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Charming and well worth reading"-- Children's Literature