"An outstanding book that links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness." - Kirkus, STARRED review
"This gorgeous, eye-opening adventure is an engrossing reading experience that proudly touts curiosity and finding friendship in kindred spirits." - Booklist, STARRED review
Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick, the dynamite team that brought you BOB, NOT BOB and the forthcoming DEAR SUBSTITUTE, have done it again! They have once again tapped into the universal by contemplating the passage of time. FIVE MINUTES IS A LOT OF TIME (NO IT'S NOT) (YES IT IS) asks readers to consider: How long, really, is five minutes?
If you're waiting for the library to open? FOREVER.
If you're reading a book under the covers? NOT LONG ENOUGH!
If you're waiting for your birthday party to start? ARGH!
You get the idea!
Once again they've been matched with a fabulous illustrator. BOB had Matthew Cordell; SUBSTITUTE has Chris Raschka; FIVE MINUTES has Olivier Tallec (repped by Kirsten Hall of Catbird Productions)—and it also has Stephanie Pitts of Putnam editing, after she bought the text and one other untitled picture book—at auction!
Huge congratulations, Audrey and Liz!