This amusing cautionary tale, told in rhyme, warns of the consequences of not keeping one’s room tidy. Johnny’s response to his mum’s warnings about his messy ways is that his space has its own distinctive style. So, it’s not until the fearsome Jumblebum is attracted by its utter chaos one night, that Johnny sits up and takes notice. Then there seems only one way to escape the clutches of the terrible creature, either that or end up in Jumblebum’s tum.
Action-packed illustrations overflowing with amusing details and telling expressions on the faces of human and other characters and a fast-paced telling combine to make for a rollicking good read-aloud for the untidy and hyperactive in particular.