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Time Flies (1994)

by Eric Rohmann

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You could use this book in kindergarten or first grade as independent reading to help students who either don't know how to read yet or are at a lower reading level gain confidence.You could also use this in second or third grade to teach retelling the story. Since this book is wordless, you could have each student write the words to go along with the story depending upon their individual perspective of what is happening in the story. ( )
  ddeely | Feb 10, 2016 |
A bird flying around dinosaur skeletons in a museum takes the reader on a visual adventure back to the time of living dinosaurs. There are a couple of pages of the bird flying around in the museum. Then there's a page where half the dinosaur is bones and the other half is the dinosaur back in it's time looking alive (very neat transition). Then the bird flies around back in a prehistoric time when dinosaurs roamed. You fly along dinosaurs big and small, ones that walked on land and those that flew in the skies. Then the bird flies up close to a dinosaurs head, and the next page shows it being eaten by that dinosaur! As it travels through the inside of the dinosaur, we slowly come back to reality and the bones of the skeleton in the museum. You see the silhouette of the bird inside the dinosaur as you look at it from the standpoint of a museum visitor. Then you see the bird outside the dinosaur flying off. The final picture shows the bird flying off out of the museum exhibit and it looks as if the dinosaur skeleton and the realistic looking dinosaurs from the display are looking out after him and watching him go.

There are no words in this book and the pictures are gorgeously drawn! The author/illustrator Eric Rohmann alternates between two worlds by using a bird. This is also interesting since birds are descendants of dinosaurs...which may have something to do with why the dinosaurs are watching the bird as it goes off.

This book would be a great book to "read" with a young person. It is a concept book since there are no words and the child would look at the book and with help from an adult be able to make inferences about what is happening. The child can then make predictions and answer questions with the right amount guidance. It would be interesting to see if children get the transitions from today's world and the ancient world.
  WeaverJ | Dec 6, 2015 |
40 months - Wordless dinosaur book, O seemed to enjoy it. I liked it the first couple of times but after that it lost it's interest. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Summary: What started out as fossils turned into the bird seeing the actual dinosaurs in their natural habitats billions of years ago. The bird flys throughout the exhibit and explores what the past looked like.

Personal connection:This book was really interesting because it had no words, so I had to interpret what the book was trying to say for myself. I interpreted the book to be a bird flying through a museum, and exploring history. This book would be good for young boys to look through that are not too thrilled yet with reading.

Class use: Teach students about dinosaurs, ask them to find a favorite and prepare a presentation. ( )
  allisonpollack | Mar 10, 2015 |
I always love Eric Rohmann's illustrations. In this picture book, a bird takes us through a museum of filled with dinosaurs. I like this book because you can create your own story or become a detective and find out the names of all the dinosaurs in the book.
  SRThompson | Nov 18, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0517885557, Paperback)

Eric Rohmann's Caldecott Honor-winning debut is now available as a Dragonfly paperback. It is at once a wordless time-travel adventure and a meditation on the scientific theory that dinosaurs were the evolutionary ancestors of birds.  

Time Flies , a wordless picture book, is inspired by the theory that birds are the modern relatives of dinosaurs.  This story conveys the tale of a bird trapped in a dinosaur exhibit at a natural history museum.  Through Eric's use of color, readers can actually see the bird enter into a mouth of a dinosaur, and then escape unscathed.

The New York Times Book Review called Time Flies "a work of informed imagination and masterly storytelling unobtrusively underpinned by good science...an entirely absorbing narrative made all the more rich by its wordlessness." Kirkus Reviews hailed it as "a splendid debut."  

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A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a natural history museum has an unsettling experience when the dinosaur seems to come to life and view the bird as a potential meal.

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