Time Out for Monsters!
Every corner needs a monster!
A subversive look at what might happen when a kid with a big imagination is stuck in time out.
Picture Book, Ages 3-7, Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-13: 978-1423131274 (Hardcover)
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“Even kids can get the fixer-upper urge—especially when the real estate in question is the time-out corner … Whether he’s showing a monster and dinosaur–stuffed polka-dotted big wheeler or a landscape filled with cupcakes, spread after spread is a riot of color, goofy fantasy, and well-choreographed freneticism.”
“Directed to the time-out corner by a pointed finger, a boy contemplates ways to spruce up the place since he spends so much time there … Why the possibilities are endless when you use your imagination … Neubecker’s large, imaginative illustrations grab readers and hold on tight throughout this bright, bold romp. Energetic and appealing to young artists everywhere, this one is a winner.”
“Like Max with his Wild Things, this boy takes control in his own age-appropriate way. Parents and educators may frown at the messy choices made here, but budding artists and those who have ever felt misunderstood will cheer on this ‘time out’ king. Purple footprints leading off the final page point to further creative pursuits.”