Tom times everything with his new stopwatch, including a fight with his sister.
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A stopwatch from Grandma prompts Tom to run his life with precision: he dashes home in three minutes and 32 seconds; he eats a snack in two minutes and six seconds; he's in and out of the bathtub in one minute and 43 seconds; and he stands on his head for 11 seconds. When the stopwatch appears lost, Tom searches for it (for who knows how long?). His sister Jan has been timing her own activities and that causes a fight. But a surprise ending proves that with a stopwatch, even sibling rivalry has its limits. Lloyd's telling is straightforward, but Tom's frenetic pace provides much humor. Dale adds her own comic subplot with the help of rubber ducks and teddy bears; they respond to the human drama as it unfolds like clockwork.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-Grade 2 Tom receives a stopwatch from his grandmother and times himself as he runs home, eats, bathes, stands on his head, etc. Then his older sister takes his stopwatch. The ensuing fight, ended by Grandma, is timed at seven minutes, and Tom and Jan make up. With just a few large print words per page, and with soft colors, realistic activities, and comfortable clutter in the illustrations, and because of the current fad of wearing brightly colored stopwatches, this book should be popular among younger children. Leda Schubert, formerly at Grand Avenue School, Uniondale, N.Y.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 006443107X
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