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Dale, Elizabeth

How Long?

(4) PS Illustrated by Alan Marks. When Caroline's mother tells her it will be ten minutes until lunch or twenty minutes until moonrise, Caroline tries to get a sense of how long that means by seeing how many toy trucks or daisies she can string together until each event occurs. It seems odd to depict Caroline and her mother as natural-looking field mice, since time is such a human concept. Nevertheless, the watercolor illustrations are inviting.


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