Why does the weekend seem to go so fast? It's Saturday and the boy in this book has a lot to do. There are crimes to commit (stealing warm biscuits from the kitchen), chores to be done (mowing his bedroom garden), and torture to endure (getting a haircut from a wizard). But there's fun to be had, too, such as growing icicles in the living room or roasting marshmallows with his pet unicorn. Rob Jackson, author of Animal Mischief, describes the weekend antics of a boy in this comical collection of poems featuring zany illustrations by Mark Beech.
About the Author
Rob Jackson is a writer and scientist at Duke University, who studies plants and animals all over the world. At home, he watches his three sons cause mischief along with the family's goat, pheasants, chickens, and dog. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Mark Beech has illustrated a number of books for children. He lives in London, England.
"Jackson's poems throw off an antique light. . . . They are unselfconscious in a way that makes the recycled feel new." --Kirkus Reviews
"The author is creative with word choice and uses descriptions that students would understand. . . . Students will certainly relate to the kind of mischief found in this book as they long for their next weekend break from school." --Library Media Connection