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What to Do When You're Sent to Your Room

By Ann Stott
Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

Every kid who ever earned a few time-outs on his or her own turf will smile at this deadpan primer—and parents may wish to take notes for future reference.

Ben is nothing if not prepared. So when he gets caught feeding his dinner to the dog (again) and is sent his room (again), he’s up to the challenge of solitary confinement. And he’s more than happy to share strategies with readers, from unearthing his cache of hidden snacks to liberating his caged pets, honing his slingshot skills — and of course drafting his birthday list. There’s so much to do! Will there be time to do it all before his time is up? That just may depend on Ben’s older brother. . .

  • Rambunctious readers and those all-too-familiar with the interiors of their own rooms will laugh at this confiding account of one boy's game plan to survive his room-bound stint.
  • A surprise ending exonerates the protagonist and any reader who might be identifying with his mischief a bit too much, as well as encourages repeat reads.

About the author

Ann Stott is the author of Always and I’ll Be There, both illustrated by Matt Phelan. About What to Do When You’re Sent to Your Room, she says, “My youngest son has spent a fair amount of time in his room. Some of the strategies in this book are based on his own.” Ann Stott lives in Massachusetts with her family.

About the illustrator

Stephen Gilpin has illustrated more than thirty books for children, including the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? books, written by Lin Oliver. About this book he says, “I hope I made the room look messy enough. I haven’t seen a kid’s room that wasn’t pretty darn messy.” Stephen Gilpin lives in Kansas.

ISBN: 9780763660529
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Dimensions: 229 x 269mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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