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Author: Hall, Michael
Monkey tries to catch the brightly colored--and tasty-looking--minutes on the minute tree in his forest. Introduces basic concepts about time and how time passes and is measured.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 502031
Kirkus Reviews (11/01/18)
School Library Journal (02/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2019 PreS-Gr 2—Monkey is hanging out in a tree in a tropical rainforest when he is challenged to try to catch a minute. Minutes are quick, minutes are elusive, and monkey just cannot seem to catch one—until 59 minutes have sped past Monkey and finally he is able to capture one! Hooray for Monkey! What will he do with a minute? What are you able to do with a minute? As a tool for teaching about time, the book makes it clear that a clock face is divided into five minute intervals. Although there are no numbers present, the illustrations are designed to encourage counting by fives or tens. Created in collage style, the shapes of the animals and scenery are bold and easily identifiable, and the bird's-eye view of the tree graphically represents the clock face. The minutes are represented by small yellow dots with legs illustrating how quick and spunky they can be. Other rainforest animals appear, and the author provides a wonderful appendix teaching facts about habitat and behaviors. Also found in the back matter is a table that explains how time is measured. VERDICT A fun informational picture book introducing time to the very young; a good choice for most shelves.—Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.