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Time Flies by Eric Rohmann

Time Flies (1994)

by Eric Rohmann

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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 |
It's storming out and the birds find shelter in what looks like a museum. The two birds are flying around through the dinosaurs skeletons. Then the birds fly from the dark skeletons to bright live dinosaurs. As you go through this book you can see the birds imagining the skeletons coming back to life. You can see the dinosaurs in their habitats. As the birds fly more around everything goes back to normal. This book is a vivid reminder in how fast time flies by. One day there were dinosaurs and now they are extinct. Time flies makes you use your imagination! ( )
  lruano | Sep 14, 2014 |
This beautifully illustrated book is about a bird's imaginative journey through an exhibit at a natural history museum. The title mirrors the bird flying through time, imagining what it would have been like when the dinosaurs were living. It is a creative book and children who love dinosaurs will be intrigued by it. I wish the author had added a page with pictures and names of the dinosaurs. Children might enjoy learning the names. I can tell children like this book by the number of times it has been checked out and the amount of tape on some of the pages! (unless it is the same child checking it out every time..) ( )
  SuPendleton | Jun 21, 2014 |
The illustrations in this book were absolutely AMAZING. I love how this book gave perspective to readers from the bird's point of view. I'd love to read this during a unit on dinosaurs just as an introduction. AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS! ( )
  aalkurd | Sep 15, 2013 |
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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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