Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
“When a young boy falls asleep instead of doing his homework, all the writing implements on his desk do an amusing job of writing a story, and the boy then wakes up and makes the story his own. Homework is an imaginative lesson in creativity.”
— Peter Goodrich, Partners Village Store, Westport, MA
Just in time for the back-to-school season, this imaginative story captures every kid's wildest dream-homework that does itself
When Tony falls asleep without finishing his homework, his unruly school tools come to life to get the job done. Pencil and Pen get the story started, along with Eraser, but when Fountain Pen joins in, all ink breaks loose A little creativity goes a long way, as Tony's homework turns into a wacky tale about the Planet Splotch. Tony might not be able to hand in this particular assignment, but it deserves an A+ for originality.
About the Author
Arthur Yorinks has collaborated with Richard Egielski on nine picture books, including Louis the Fish and the Caldecott Medal winning Hey, Al as well as joining with Maurice Sendak and Matthew Reinhart to produce the 2006 bestseller Mommy. He is also the founder and director of Night Kitchen Radio Theater and has written and directed for opera, theater, dance, and film. Arthur lives in New York City.Richard Egielski won the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Hey, Al and has written and illustrated many other books for children including Buz and Jazper, both New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Three Magic Balls, and The Gingerbread Boy. Richard lives in Milford, New Jersey, with his wife and son.