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Title:
Telling time : how to tell time on digital and analog clocks!
Author:
Older, Jules.
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Publication Information:
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Humorous text explains the concept of time, from seconds to hours on both analog and digital clocks, from years to millennia on the calendar.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 330 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 41586.
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ISBN:
9780881063967

9780881063974
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Summary

Summary

Time isn't an easy concept for kids to grasp, but young readers will delight in learning all about it with the fun and lively lessons in TELLING TIME. Exploring what time is and discovering why we need to tell time, young readers certainly learn more than 'the big hand is on the one and the little hand is on the two'. With the help of a whole lot of clocks, a dash of humor, and a few familiar circumstances, learning to tell time is a lot of fun. It's about time.
With Megan Halsey's fresh, fun, and playful illustrations, telling time is a breeze. Imaginative digital and analog clocks adorn page after page with cuckoos, in the shape of boats, with alarm bells, and more. You won't want to miss a second of Telling Time.


Author Notes

When Jules Older isn't skiing or snowmobiling, he's writing children's books. His books include PIG, COW, and ICE CREAM. He lives in San Francisco, California.


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-7. Older covers more than just the specifics of telling time. He discusses the broad concept of time and tries to get children thinking in terms of "when things happen" and "how long things take." In a lively, upbeat tone, he explains why we need to be able to tell time, introduces calendars, and talks about units of time--from seconds to millennia. Pastel-colored illustrations (including many easy-to-read clock faces with large numbers) and lots of white space lend themselves to an uncluttered design. The book can be used with children of various ages because it includes a lot of information, even how to read Roman numerals. The author ends with a rhyming poem to help kids remember what they've learned: "Seven days make one whole week, / 10,080 minutes--eek! / A month is four weeks, sometimes more, / I'd like to spend it at the shore." The rest of the poem is followed by a page of intriguing Web sites for children and adults. --Kathy Broderick


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Beginning with a robust "TICK" and ending with an equally bold "TOCK," Older acts as both an encouraging coach and cheerleader for youngsters learning about time. He defines the concept clearly, citing two meanings-when things happen and how long things take. After delving into how time can be broken down (from a second to a century), the author gets down to the nitty-gritty of telling time. He begins with the easier digital-clock face. Once that is thoroughly explained, he ponders the more difficult analog clock. Readers are taken through the process of reading it, and little tests are thrown in to keep students on track. Answers are given in the text, along with rewarding smiley faces. ("Yes! It's seven-thirty. You deserve another smiley face!") The cartoon illustrations, showing children and many, many types of clocks are colorful, plentiful, and inviting. A rather silly poem is appended to help readers remember how long things take: "Sixty seconds make a minute,/that's a lot of seconds, innit?" Although a.m. and p.m. are discussed ("-breakfast is at six A.M., but supper is at six P.M.") they are never really defined. Beyond these minuscule qualms, this jovial look at time and time telling is as handy as they come.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

When people talk about telling time, they don't mean, "Hey, Time, I've got something to tell you!" No, "telling time" just means saying what time it is. And by the end of this book, you'll know how to tell what time it is! But to learn how to tell time, shouldn't you know what time is? Excerpted from Telling Time by Jules Older All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.