Time Flies

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Random House Children's Books, Oct 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
162 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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Time Flies is one of the most fun, imaginative picture books I have ever read. The illustrations are amazing and truly speak for themselves. I love how our imagination fills in words and descriptions ... Read full review

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**Wordless, Fantasy book** I am at a loss of words with this book. Eric Rohmann's attention to detail on this storybook is amazing. The book follows a small bird who begins her journey through a ... 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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