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The book about nothing / Mike Bender ; illustrated by Hugh Murphy.

Bender, Mike, 1975- author. (Author). Murphy, Hugh (Cartoonist), illustrator. (Added Author).
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Karlstad LINK Site e BEN (Text) 35500006035453 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399551093
  • ISBN: 0399551093
  • ISBN: 9780399551109
  • ISBN: 0399551107
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Explains that a cookie jar that seems empty, a floor after toys have been put away, and the strange noise in the middle of the night all demonstrate nothing.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 December #1
    In this book, which purports "even nothing is something," a monocled dodo gives a lengthy list of what the book is not about. There will be no rainbows, canoes, or underpants. What there will be, the dodo says, is "nothing": an empty cookie jar (although he doesn't equate empty with nothing), a cleaned room (nothing on the floor), a flushed toilet, what you wear when exiting a bathtub. Several of the points could be argued—the bathing hippo is wearing a shower cap, which is not nothing, and there's water in a flushed toilet—but the dodo makes his point, as illogical as it may seem. Nothing really is something. Sparsely illustrated with minimalist line drawings against stark white or, in a few cases, boldly colored backgrounds, and with words appearing only on some pages, this initially seems to be aimed at fans of B. J. Novak's The Book with No Pictures (2014). However, the humor here lies in the illustrations: the bathing hippo, a skunk leaving the bathroom stinky, and so on. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mike Bender is the coauthor of Everything Is Awkward and the New York Times bestselling Awkward Family Photos. He lives in California with his wife and two children. Nothing really inspired him to write this book.

Hugh Murphy
is the creator, author, and illustrator of T-Rex Trying. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, daughter, and dog.

Subject: Nothing (Philosophy) > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Genre: Picture books.
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