Mum has put her little boy on the ‘naughty step’, and he is having time out to reflect about perfection in people. Gigi, his baby sister isn’t perfect because she can be very loud when she wants something she can’t have; his best friend Jack can be a show off; Mum is stubborn when she thinks she has a good reason for putting him on the naughty step; and he knows he isn’t great about tidying his room. But Gigi’s loudness can be fun when they are being loud together, and Jack’s showing off can be fun too. Even mum’s stubbornness can be acceptable when she is agreeing with him about something, and he himself knows there are times when he really has to be messy. The comic-style illustrations with their child-like faces and bodies fit the text beautifully, and even the extra pencil lines that surround many of the details in the pictures have the look of a child’s having drawn lines first before filling in the colour. It is as though the little boy has thought through his ideas of perfection in people and has then made a book of drawings to reflect those ideas. Understanding that people aren’t perfect is an important part of growing up, and this picture book will help explain that concept in easy to grasp terms.
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Illustrator: Sam Zuppardi