Babysitting should be pretty straightforward: if you give the child a chocolate soda, he’ll do his homework. Unfortunately for Mr. Nogginbody, he follows those steps in that order. When the child refuses to study and begins jumping on the couch, Mr. N. jumps up after him, determined to put a stop to the shenanigans. But he quickly discovers just how much fun being a kid can be.
There’s a fine line between childish and grownupish, as readers will learn in this playful and brilliantly accomplished new picture book from Caldecott Honor–winning creator David Shannon.
About the Author
David Shannon is the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning No, David! and more than thirty other books beloved by children who “recognize immediately that they have found a kindred spirit” (New York Times). He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Once again, a spirited Shannon narrative shows that when hearts are opened to each other, affection and harmony follow. — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
In this follow-up to Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer (2019), Shannon once again brings his trademark irreverence, clever wit, and innovation to a picture book for young children.
[These] antics are all the funnier for Shannon’s fastidious, mainly ink depictions of the mayhem and its hapless actors....They are clearly both drawn with love. — Horn Book Magazine