Monkey Time

by Michael Hall, Michael Hall

On Sale: 02/26/2019

Monkey Time

by Michael Hall

illustrated by Michael Hall

On Sale: 02/26/2019


About the Book

Can you catch a minute? A monkey chases a minute in the rainforest in this clever, funny, and informational story about the concept of time from Michael Hall, the New York Times–bestselling and acclaimed author of Red: A Crayon’s Story.

Monkey Time stars a silly monkey and sixty minutes, and it is perfect for fans of Mo Willems’s Waiting Is Not Easy! and anyone learning about how time passes. Look for surprises in the pictures on every page!

Meet monkey. Monkey is very curious about the brightly colored—and very tasty-looking—minutes on the minute tree in his forest. But can he catch one before it disappears?

Playful, educational, and entertaining, this brightly illustrated book reinforces simple counting skills while introducing children to basic concepts about time, how time passes, and how time is measured. With illustrations full of engaging animals and a call-and-response text, and loads of rhythm, repetition, and humor, this is a great choice for family and story-time sharing.

Includes three pages of facts reinforcing the math concepts and describing the rainforest friends introduced in the story.

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Critical Praise

“A simple treatise on time for very young children as well as a counting book. . . .Hall’s trademark painted and cut-paper illustrations in bright green, blue, red, and yellow with brown monkey in the center are striking. . . .This entertaining story will reinforce counting skills while teaching youngsters a bit about time.” - ALA Booklist (starred review)

“Hall playfully juggles the ideas of tracking time and counting in a book that also introduces tropical rainforest animals. . . .a high-level introduction of temporal considerations. . . is the book’s focus, and whimsy and humor—epitomized by the exuberant minutes—take center stage.” - Publishers Weekly

“What are you able to do with a minute? . . .A fun informational picture book introducing time to the very young.” - School Library Journal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062383020
  • ISBN 10: 0062383027
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 02/26/2019
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Apes, Monkeys, etc.
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Date & Time

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