The Resource What to do when you are sent to your room, Ann Stott ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

What to do when you are sent to your room, Ann Stott ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

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What to do when you are sent to your room
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What to do when you are sent to your room
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Ann Stott ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
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What to do when youre sent to your room
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eng
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  • Gr 1 – 3 — Ben is sent to his room for feeding his dog his dinner (again!), and he certainly isn't using the time for quiet contemplation. He writes an apology letter because he knows it will help spring him. Ben unearths his stash of hidden snacks, releases his pets for his amusement, and thinks about which battle video games he'd like for his birthday. As he knowingly says, "Time alone in my room is great for this kind of tough decision-making." Eventually, he finds his slingshot and works on his "special-ops skills" by using the heads of his army men to fire at his stuffed animals. The boy revels in time away from the bossy adults in his life and waits for his brother's bad behavior to secure his release. Children will enjoy the boy's creative, matter-of-fact approach to his confinement, but adults will feel a bit queasy when confronted with the boy's thoughts and actions. Gilpin's drawings capture perfectly the child's interests and expressions—not to mention the wildly disordered state of his room. Mischievous boys with hearts of gold are a staple of childhood literature, but calculating boys are a bit harder to root for.—Sally James, South Hillsborough Elementary School, Hillsborough, CA --Sally James (Reviewed October 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 10, p98)
  • Ben, the hero of this funny how-to, has spent so much time in his bedroom that he’s wallpapered an entire corner with photos torn out of a sports magazine. “My entire room should be completed by the summer,” he notes with... pride? Yes, Ben assures readers, being sent to one’s room as punishment can be the epitome of “me time” for the well-prepared kid: productive (“This is also a good time to sort my baseball cards”) and reflective (when better to decide what video games he wants as birthday gifts?). Ben can even improve his “special-ops skills” with the help of his expressive pug, who joins him during his temporary banishment. Gilpin (100 Snowmen), working in an exaggerated cartoon realism reminiscent of Mad magazine, has created a ne plus ultra of a messy boys’ room, and his portrayal of Ben is very much in sync with the cool confidence and strategic smarts articulated in Stott’s (I’ll Be There) matter-of-fact first-person narration. It just confirms what parents have feared all along: going to one’s room isn’t exactly doing hard time. Ages 4–8. Illustrator’s agent: Shannon Associates. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 21, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 29, p)
  • This may be one of those books parents don't want their children to read—of course, the prohibited is all the more attractive. Ben is no stranger to spending some time alone in his room: He gets sent there. A lot. Therefore, he has some tips to pass along to readers. First, get the apology out of the way early to avoid further punishment. Next, raid the hiding places where you've stashed food. (What?! You mean you don't have any? Drop this right now and go find some!) To while away the time, Ben makes some tough decisions (regarding his birthday wish list), redecorates his room (tape and magazine cutouts are involved!) and plays with his pets. Sorting baseball cards, organizing collections and making faces at his big brother are also great activities. And since Ben shares a room with said brother, he can usually count on his time being shortened, as his "mom never leaves us alone together in our room." A page turn shows why. Hand-drawn and digitally colored illustrations bring Ben to life for readers: the gleam in his eye, his mischievous grin, his imagination, his deadpan manner, the false emotions he puts on to apologize. But by the end, readers may be wondering whether Ben purposefully gets sent to time out—it seems to be that much fun. Parents: Beware what happens behind your child's closed door when you pronounce: "Go to your room!" (Picture book. 6-9)(Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10359647
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1964-
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Stott, Ann
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no index present
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fiction
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  • 1
  • 3
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Gilpin, Stephen
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True
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  • Discipline of children
  • Families
  • Children's stories
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What to do when you are sent to your room, Ann Stott ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
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28 cm.
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1 volume (unpaged)
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9780763660529
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(hardback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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colour illustrations
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(Sirsi) i9780763660529
Label
What to do when you are sent to your room, Ann Stott ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763660529
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780763660529

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