by Roz Chast
Atheneum, 2010. Unpaged. Picture Book.
Marco would go to bed if he weren't so busy. When his windup clock (with legs) points out the time--time to get ready for bed--Marco lists off all the reasons he doesn't have time for bed. He still has painting to do. And he needs to discover new fish. How about painting the new fish he has discovered, such as Boots-o'-the-Sea or the Cube-Headed La-di-dah, with the underwater paint he has yet to invent? And what about bowling with Uncle Ed? Though all Marco's plans are important and pressing he still, alas, has to go to bed where his adventures go on in his dreams. Roz Chast has delivered another laugh out loud book for kids, text and pictures equally funny. Kids will relate to the little bird, with the human mother, who is way too busy to go to sleep.