Monkey Time

Monkey Time

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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. An excellent choice to share during homeschooling. It's a fun way to learn basic concepts of telling time.

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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Product details

  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 229 x 279 x 6mm | 454g
  • Greenwillow Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062383027
  • 9780062383020
  • 1,386,590

Back cover copy

It takes time to spin a web.

It takes time to climb a tree.

It takes time to hatch from an egg.

It takes time to eat a meal.

It takes time to bloom.

Monkey is trying to catch time.

Up, down, and all around Monkey goes.

Can Monkey catch a minute?

Can you?
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Review quote

"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
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About Michael Hall

Michael Hall grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where autumn was memorable for football, floats, caramel apples, and spectacular colors. He is the creator of several acclaimed picture books for children, including Frankencrayon, Red: A Crayon's Story, My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and It's an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall now lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota-another city that shimmers in the fall.

Michael Hall grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where autumn was memorable for football, floats, caramel apples, and spectacular colors. He is the creator of several acclaimed picture books for children, including Frankencrayon, Red: A Crayon's Story, My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and It's an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall now lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota-another city that shimmers in the fall.
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Rating details

233 ratings
2.73 out of 5 stars
5 6% (14)
4 14% (32)
3 36% (83)
2 37% (87)
1 7% (17)
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