THE DING DONG CLOCK by Carol H. Behrman


Age Range: 3 - 5
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Between midnight and noon a family sleeps, wakes, then leaves the house to the pets and a pair of enterprising mice, while a grandfather clock sounds hourly “dings” and “dongs.” Children can practice an increasingly old-fashioned skill by manipulating clock hands on the cover as they listen to Behrman’s rhymed text and view Takahashi’s spacious, twisty domestic scenes. It’s an adequate second choice, after Dan Harper’s Telling Time with Big Mama Cat (1998); that book has a less generic story line, and is designed so that the clock face folds out. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-8050-5804-4
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1999