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Clocks and More Clocks (1970)

by Pat Hutchins

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A man believes that his clocks are incorrect and so he keeps buying more, each a little more off (or so it seems...) than the last. Good introduction of the concept that time passes, but the story may be too sophisticated for some younger children.
  StoryTrain | Jan 12, 2012 |
Clocks and more clocks is about a man who buys many clocks because he is not sure which one is right. He places the clocks in different rooms of the house and walks into a different room realizing that the clocks do not have the same time. This is a good book for children to learn about time. Also children can draw conclusions on why the man assumes his clocks do not work. ( )
  Calamia | Sep 20, 2011 |
In this picture book by Pat Hutchins, Mr. Higgins finds a clock in his attic and then to make sure the time is right, he checks another clock in another room, which, by the time he gets to the other room, is a minute ahead. He buys a third clock and the same thing happens. Finally, the clockmaker comes over to his house and checks each clock against the time on his watch and all are correct. Mr. Higgins then buys a watch and has no more trouble. This is a funny look at keeping track of time and concepts of before and after. It does require explanation on the part of the adult reading it for younger readers. The language is economic and clear. The illustrations help create meaning. We can see the time on the clocks. When moving from room to room, we see a dollhouse-like cut out of the house. Each room is on a different floor, so it's easy to see how it could take a minute to look at another clock. There is nice character detail as Mr. Higgins adjusts his glasses to convey his confusion about the time on the clock. The illustrations, however, are not eye-grabbing. They are somewhat monochromatic with the yellow and the yellow-green and the yellow-orange. This would be appropriate for ages 3 to 6. ( )
  elizabethholloway | Jul 6, 2010 |
440L,GL 1.9,GRL J,AR 2.3,6 copies
  Totarobookroom | Jul 25, 2009 |
440L,GL 1.9,GRL J,AR 2.3,6 copies
  Totarobookroom | Jul 25, 2009 |
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When the hall clock reads twenty minutes past four, the attic clock reads twenty-three minutes past four, the kitchen clock reads twenty-five minutes past four, and the bedroom clock reads twenty-six minutes past four, what should Mr. Higgins do? He can't tell which of his clocks tells the right time. He is in for a real surprise when the Clockmaker shows him that they are all correct!

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Not one of Mr. Higgins' four clocks kept the correct time until the Clockmaker assured him they were all correct.

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