Me, All Alone, at the End of the World

Me, All Alone, at the End of the World

Book - 2005
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A boy enjoys living quietly by himself at The End of the World until Mr. Constantine Shimmer, "Professional Visionary," builds an inn and an amusement park, demanding that tourists come and have "Fun Without End!"
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763615864
0763615862
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Hawkes, Kevin - Illustrator

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AL_SUSAN Jun 20, 2017

A thought-provoking picture book for older kids that explores the differences between a quiet life of simple pleasures and an exciting existence, "fun all the time," that leaves no time for contemplation. A perfect read-aloud for kids who have trouble looking up from their devices.

cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 15, 2016

A picture book for older readers that often gets overlooked in our chapter book shelves. This one is perfect for starting conversations about minimalism, environmentalism, and the pros and cons of commercial development. These are deep concepts, but this picture book handles them with a gentle story and a relatable main character. While it lacks the color and rhyme of The Lorax, the message is similar.

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cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 15, 2016

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 10

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