The Clock Struck One
A Time-Telling Tale
From the Series Math Is Fun!
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!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.7|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||130838|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Original artwork and Reviewed|
“The animated romp’s peppy verse and colorful art capture the comical bedlam with flair. . . An entertaining addition to beginning time-telling lessons.” —Booklist
“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
“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
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.
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 students at Temple View Elementary in Idaho Falls, Idaho.