What is time? This question, asked nearly fifty years ago by author Beth Gleick’s young son, prompted her to answer in a picture book for preschoolers, using simple language and familiar scenes: “In one second, you can bounce a ball, or jump, or say hello, or turn a page.”
Beth Gleick’s clean turn of phrase cleverly explains the passing of seconds, minutes, hours, on up through seasons and years. First published in 1960, this book is lovingly re-illustrated by collage-artist Marthe Jocelyn, who pays homage to the original art while simultaneously creating a world of her own, cutting patterned papers and printed fabrics with whimsy, ingenuity, and precision of, yes, time. . . .
About Beth Gleick
BETH GLEICK published this book in 1960 to explain the concepts of time to her three-year-old son, James. Not only did Time Is When explain the concept of time to James, it cultivated his own fascination with the subject. James… More about Beth Gleick
Published by Tundra Books Sep 09, 2008| 32 Pages| 6-1/8 x 9-1/4| 3-7 years| ISBN 9780887768705