Tue 16 Oct 2012
And, it’s not a fun place to be.
Unless, of course, you’re the main character in Jean Reidy and Robert Neubecker’s new picture book Time Out for Monsters (Disney Hyperion, 2012).
That little boy uses his artistic skills to shake things up bit. He figures if he’s going to spend so much time somewhere, there ought to at least be something fun to look at. So he draws monsters and dinosaurs doing all sorts of interesting things.
Driving dump trucks! Eating ice-cream! Having fun!
How does that work out for him?
Let’s ask today’s guest reviewers — brothers Jonah and Ben. They don’t spend much time in time outs, but they were happy to share their thoughts on the book.
Take it away, guys!
Today’s guest reviewers: Jonah, age 3.5, and Ben, age 5.5.
I like: Jonah – I like to draw and color. And, I like playing cars. Ben – I like to play with my Hawkman (an action figure villain from superheros). My favorite food is kiwi.
This book is about: Jonah – Monsters. Ben – The boy had a timeout and he was drawing dinosaurs and monsters.
The best part was: Jonah – The big dragon. Ben – When the little dragon was hanging on the big dragon’s tail.
I laughed when: Jonah – The boy had to wipe off the wall. Ben –When I saw the ice-cream in the dump truck.
I was worried when: Jonah – When the mom gave the boy the bucket. Ben – I was worried that the monster would get sick from all the cupcakes.
I was surprised that: Jonah – The monsters were eating all the cupcakes. Ben – When we opened the folded page and found the big dragon.
This book taught me: Jonah – About monsters. Ben — Not to color on the wall
Other kids reading the book should watch for: Jonah – The boy cleaning the wall. Ben – Drawing on the wall.
Three words that best describe the book: Jonah – “Time out.” “Washing the wall.” “Monsters.” Ben – “Monsters.” “Dinosaurs.” “Dump truck.”
My favorite line or phrase: Jonah — “Or Cupcakes.” Ben – “A dump truck full of ice cream.”
You should read this book: Jonah – Because it’s funny. Ben – To learn about not coloring on the walls.
Thank you, Jonah and Ben!