My First Book of Time

Claire Llewellyn, Author DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) $14.95 (30p) ISBN 978-1-879431-78-2
This publisher's now-familiar kinetic presentation has rarely been used to better advantage than in this comprehensive, oversized pictorial study. Beginning with its user-friendly introduction--three vertical columns of kids and timepieces against stark white backgrounds--the book offers 13 sparkling spreads jam-packed with information. Such timely topics as ``Days of the week,'' ``The four seasons'' and ``Digital clocks'' are clearly presented, covering the material in exhaustive but never overwhelming detail. Involving questions are sprinkled throughout: on the striking ``A world of clocks'' spread, for example, the caption beneath a photograph of a floral clock asks, ``Where might you see a clock like this?'' As always, the pictures' human subjects are an immensely likable bunch: their energy and enthusiasm are practically palpable. The piece de resistance here is a sturdy fold-out clock inside the back cover, complete with movable hands (hours in red, minutes in blue)--youngsters can practice what they've learned. One thing's for sure: a good time will be had by all. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1992
Release date: 04/01/1992
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