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What to Do When You're Sent to Your Room    by Ann Stott & Stephen Gilpin order for
What to Do When You're Sent to Your Room
by Ann Stott
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2014 (2014)
*   Reviewed by Bob Walch

I'm sure older children will find the antics of this little boy who is sent to his room quite amusing. The youngster here has food hidden away and shares all the activities he can engage in while supposedly being punished. From honing his slingshot skills to adding to a list of potential birthday gifts he'd like, the child keeps quite busy.

I think we all realize that being sent to your room isn't much of a punishment in this day and age. This story makes that quite obvious (surprisingly the boy doesn't resort to using his computer or other devices). All his activities will elicit some smiles but upon further thought, some adults won't be laughing for very long!

Frankly, I suddenly realized that (a) I didn't care for this little boy after I finished the picture book and (b) I didn't like the message here either! Therefore, I'll not recommend this book to anyone although, as I said, I'm sure older children (9 and up) will think it is pretty cool!

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