Here's from Publisher's Weekly:
Time Out for Monsters!
Jean Reidy, illus. by Robert Neubecker. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4231-3127-4
Even kids can get the fixer-upper urge—especially when the real estate in question is the time-out corner. “Mom says it’s fine, but I know better. I spend a LOT of time there,” says the refreshingly unapologetic young narrator. So he conjures up a world of excitement that includes a killer view, a fire brigade, a dump truck full of ice cream, and some kingly accoutrements. When Neubecker (What Little Boys Are Made Of) reveals that everything the hero imagines is simultaneously being drawn by him on the walls of the corner, readers won’t have trouble guessing what comes next. Reidy’s (Too Princessy!) descriptive narration (“This corner needs a comfy seat with some pillows... on a throne!”) gets a goose from colorful, comics-style typography. But this is Neubecker’s show, and he’s given plenty of space to let loose. 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. Ages 3–7.
|Here's our cover. Love the royal blue.|
|Detail from the big 34" Dragon foldout spread.|
|Sad but true...giving away the punchline...more time out...|
|Unused Cover doodle|
|Thumbnail for unused pages.|
|Thumbnail sketch for dragon spread.|
|Fred got cut from the final writing....|
|Thumbnail sketch. I love this story.|
|Finished pencil sketch for editor's approval.|
|The big Dragon pencil sketch.|
|He was almost green! (he's blue in the book, you know, real life...)|
from Iron Mountain in Utah, 5/19/12