Back of Book:
Families everywhere will recognize themselves in this clever, hilarious, and completely irresistible picture book. Five minutes is a lot of time… or is it? Well, it depends on what you’re doing, of course! Follow one little boy and his family on a very busy day, as he discovers that sometimes five minutes feels like forever–like when you’re finishing up at the dentist’s office or waiting in line for the bathroom or in the backseat on a long car ride–and sometimes five minutes feels like no time at all–like when you’re playing your favorite game or at the tippy top of a roller coaster or snuggling up with a book before bedtime.
I received a copy of this picture book from Penguin Kids Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
This is a fun story that focuses on the extension of five minutes and how it can pass quickly or slowly depending on the circumstances. When the young boy in the story is having fun then the five minutes goes by so quickly, if it is something that he isn’t enjoying them time goes by slow. Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick created a fantastic story that both children and adults can relate to. Every parent and teacher has had children ask them if they are done yet? and how much longer? The illustrations by Olivier Tallec are spot on and hysterical. He perfectly captured how children can react when they are bored with a situation. This is a fabulous book and one that will be enjoyed by readers over and over.
Ages 5 and up