Time Flies by Eric RohmannTime Flies by Eric Rohmann

Time Flies

byEric Rohmann

Paperback | October 15, 1997

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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."
Eric Rohmann's first book for children, Time Flies, was named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1995, and was called a splendid debut by Kirkus Reviews.Eric holds degrees in fine arts from Arizona State University and Illinois State University.  He is a former teacher, and has exhibited his artwork as numerous galleries and museums across the ...
Title:Time FliesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.88 × 10 × 0.14 inPublished:October 15, 1997

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0517885557

ISBN - 13:9780517885550

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Wordless but the pictures say so much. A joy for children.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Literarcy Builder! This clever book draws out the story-teller in every child. Without text, the brilliant illustrations encourage children's minds to absorb the story as they see it unfold. They will never tell it the same way twice, especially as their confidence grows! As a parent and an early childhood educator, I highly reccomend this book for any budding palentologist...
Date published: 2006-06-03

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Eric Rohmann's Caldecott Honor-winning debut novel is now available in 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. Full color

Editorial Reviews

“Unusual perspectives and striking compositions and images make for a dynamic and intriguing book. This title has potential for classroom use—when studying paleontology or evolution, preparing for a field trip, or doing creative writing projects. All in all, a title that children will love.”—School Library Journal“Awesome is the only word for this wordless picture book.”—Atlantic Monthly“In beautifully composed spreads, the museum’s glowering sandstone hues are imaginatively played off against the early world’s innocent sky blue and vegetable green, the tiny, lithe bird against the lumbering primeval giants, flesh against bone, shadow against substance. A splendid debut.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred