The Clock Struck One

A Time-Telling Tale

From the Series Math Is Fun!

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When the clock strikes one, a fun-loving mouse runs up the clock. But what happens when the clock strikes two? A cat gets hungry for mouse-tail stew . . . and the chase is on! Hour by hour, more animals—and even a few people—join in. The crowd charges into the barnyard, dashes through the kitchen, and eventually heads right into the middle of town. Keep your eye on the many clocks in this book and follow along until this twelve-hour race comes to a surprising end!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.7
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV009070, JUV055000, JUV057000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 520
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 130838
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Trudy Harris

Trudy Harris writes books that both educate and entertain. She has written a number of successful math concept books, including: Pattern Bugs, 20 Hungry Piggies, Jenny Found a Penny, The Clock Struck One, and Tally Cat Keeps Track. Trudy loves reading picture books to her grandchildren and to her elementary students in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Illustrator: Carrie Hartman

Carrie Hartman grew up knowing she would illustrate picture books some day. Her school and local library were her favorite places to be when she was young. She graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with her degree in Illustration. Carrie’s illustration work can be seen nationally and internationally in: picture books, editorial publications, animated projects, advertising, greeting cards, and much more. Carrie finds that working on picture books is very special. Having children tell her that one of her picture books is the book they have their parents read it to them every night before bed is the biggest honor that she could hope for. Carrie teaches in the illustration department at MCAD. She freelances from her studio and is currently writing her own picture books.

Reviews

Booklist

“The animated romp’s peppy verse and colorful art capture the comical bedlam with flair. . . An entertaining addition to beginning time-telling lessons.”
Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Hartman’s characters are full of personality – the cat is high-and-mighty while the dog is just plain loopy. Her colors reflect the passing of the day, getting increasingly darker as the sun disappears and the characters become sleepier. With its emphasis on the hours, this has great potential for the youngest audiences.”
Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“Part of the Math Is Fun! series, this intro to telling time has a familiar beginning (‘Hickory dickory dock,/ a mouse ran up the clock’), but things soon take a dramatic turn.”
Publishers Weekly