Tickety Tock

Tickety Tock Schmuel lived in a little gray houseOn a little gray streetIn a little gray town called Klimovich And from the first minute The first second he was born Everyone told him to hurry up And so begins the

  • Title: Tickety Tock
  • Author: Jason Robert Brown Mary GrandPré
  • ISBN: 9780060787523
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Schmuel lived in a little gray houseOn a little gray streetIn a little gray town called Klimovich.And from the first minute,The first second he was born,Everyone told him to hurry up And so begins the story of Schmuel, a boy who hurries his whole life through until a magic clock gives him all the time he needs to follow his dreams This lyrical tale by Jason Robert BSchmuel lived in a little gray houseOn a little gray streetIn a little gray town called Klimovich.And from the first minute,The first second he was born,Everyone told him to hurry up And so begins the story of Schmuel, a boy who hurries his whole life through until a magic clock gives him all the time he needs to follow his dreams This lyrical tale by Jason Robert Brown, whose Broadway shows have garnered rave reviews and numerous awards, is paired with Mary GrandPr s spectacular artwork to create a magical story about taking the time to appreciate the world around you.

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    1. This is a PSA: Not all children's books need to be told in rhyme. In fact, most children's books would be IMPROVED if there was no attempt at rhyming. This book is an excellent case in point. The illustrations in the is book are lavish and gorgeous and really convey most of the story. And this story COULD have been a modern-day fairy tale if the rhyming had been limited only to the part with the clock. Just add "Once upon a time" to the beginning of the text and then tell the majority of the sto [...]

    2. I did not like the story very much, but the illustrations were amazing. It makes me want to check out the other books that Mary GrandPre has illustrated. It took me back to the good old days of the Harry Potter books when would release the covers and we could spend forever looking at all the pictures and speculating on what they say about the story! The message of this story was good, but I did not think it was very fun to read and my preschooler did not request any repeat reads. Back to the li [...]

    3. The illustrations are beautiful, but the story is appropriate for an older audience but the language is for younger readers. I am not sure how much K-2 readers are going to understand about missed opportunitiesd will they be able to identify with a 41 year old?

    4. Good illustrations and kind of a cute story--but not great. I would skip this and go for one of a number of other books that I read this week, much less other things. THe illustrator did the US versions of the Harry Potter books.

    5. The story is interesting and the pictures are lovely, but the rhymes are really weird and difficult. I think it would have been better if the author hadn't bothered - or better yet, give this idea to an author who can truly play on the tick-tock rhythm of the clock.

    6. My girls liked the rhyme of this book and the pictures; I liked the message about rushing through life and missing opportunities.

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