It's Justin Time, Amber Brownby Paula Danziger, Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Amber Brown wants a watch for her birthday. Maybe her best friend, Justin Daniels, should get one too. He is never on time! Will Justin be late to Amber’s birthday party?
Meet the Author
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square, The Divorce Express, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?
Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards.
Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.
In Paula's memory, The Amber Brown Fund has been established to bring authors and illustrators to schools and libraries which otherwise could not afford them. Donations may be sent to The Amber Brown Fund/ SCBWI Museum of Children’s Books, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Tony Ross lives in London, England.
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My 7 year old granddaughter loved this. She and her 8 year old sister have read several books from the Amber Brown series and really enjoy them.
This story carries a serious message about accepting people as being what and who they are, but it also has a lot of bouncing off the wall silliness typical of six-year-olds.
The illustrations are simple and colorful, and range from very cute to downright wacky, perfectly fitting the mood of each page.
But the reason I fell in love with this book is the interesting puns and play-on-words jokes included in the story. They are varied enough to keep older children amused, and younger children will feel smarter and smarter as they gradually catch new ones each time this story is reread.
This is one of my favorite books for this age group, or even a bit older. It also has the advantage that Amber does get older in other books, meaning a child can keep returning to this lovable character year after year as they grow from child to pre-teen and beyond.
The characters are Amber Brown, Justin, Aunt Pam, Mom and Dad. The main event or idea is to get her friend Justin to come to her house on time. I like it because they like pizza and when they tell jokes. I wish her pig could talk and fly. You should read this book because it is funny