Time Flies

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Random House Children's Books, Oct 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
72 Reviews
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."  

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The pictures in this book are incredible! - Goodreads
The illustrations in this book are beautiful. - Goodreads
The illustrations in this book were beautiful. - Goodreads
great pictures, and odd story - Goodreads
Still masterful illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures are very detailed and bold. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sherry Thornberry - Goodreads

In this book, you take a picture walk through time. You start with a dinosaur display at a museum and go back to when dinosaurs lived and then back to the museum. Your walk is lead by a sparrow. The pictures a great but i did find bits of the "story" a bit confusing. Read full review

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User Review  - Taylor Owens - Goodreads

I really liked looking at the pictures of this wordless picture book. I know that in elementary school kids get really into to dinosaurs, especially boys! This would be a great book for that audience. Just a fun book overall! Read full review

About the author (1997)

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 country.

Eric is a painter, printmaker, and a fine bookmaker, and he lives outside of Chicago.  

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