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When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn’t far behind. Of course, Rabbit has a solution—but when Rabbit sets out to solve a problem, even bigger problems follow.
Every child who’s ever had someone slightly bigger or slightly older over to play will recognize this story about toys and trouble and friendship. Eric Rohmann’s third picture book is illustrated with robust, wonderfully expressive hand-colored relief prints—the perfect vehicle for a simple, heartfelt tale about childhood.
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.”