THE SCARECROW CLOCK by George Mendoza

THE SCARECROW CLOCK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

'Where did the wobbly ant go with his suitcases packed?' asked the rock spider of the scarecrow clock. 'He went that-away,' laughed the scarecrow clock. He pointed one hand toward one, and the other hand at twelve."" At two o'clock the popping grasshopper asks for the rock spider, and so on through twelve o'clock, each time with a different unlikely creature asking after the one before and the scarecrow's hands pointing to the hour. The pictures -- collages of painted tissue paper -- are attractive, but there is not enough variation in text or pictures to make them effective as pure entertainment. The book is promoted as ""a fresh new device for teaching how to tell time,"" and it might be used as a novelty with children to review the workings of the hour and minute hands, but the clumsy patchwork scarecrow is far too distracting a figure to introduce or clarify the concept.

Pub Date: April 27th, 1971
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston