My Busy Week

Overview

This gentle introduction to how our lives are organized according to time makes a perfect starting point for introducing this core concept. Times of the day, times of the year, and the passing of time are all explored. This title follows a young boy's week, from his Monday visit to the library right through to Sunday lunch. Little ones will love reading his story and sharing their own routines and experiences.
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Overview

This gentle introduction to how our lives are organized according to time makes a perfect starting point for introducing this core concept. Times of the day, times of the year, and the passing of time are all explored. This title follows a young boy's week, from his Monday visit to the library right through to Sunday lunch. Little ones will love reading his story and sharing their own routines and experiences.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Borges
This narrative nonfiction picture book follows a young boy throughout his week from Monday morning to Sunday afternoon. Young readers will relate to this cute young boy and they will enjoy seeing if his activities are similar to their own weekly activities. The text is well organized and it includes many important nonfiction text features such as a table of contents, labels for pictures, titles in bold type at the top of each page, an index, and a listing of useful websites. In addition to these standard nonfiction text features, there are two other unique nonfiction features in this book. On the bottom right hand corner of each full page spread there is an additional illustration drawn inside a circle and this illustration has its own caption. This illustration in the circle is designed to be a window on the world device because it depicts what is happening at the same time for other people in the world, offering a global perspective to the young reader. For example on the page entitled "Swimming," which is what the little boy does on Tuesday afternoon, there is an illustration in the circle which shows another boy reading a book in an unfamiliar language. The caption states that Ahmed goes to the mosque after school on Tuesdays. This illustration and caption give the reader the perspective that different people have different experiences at different times throughout their week. The other nonfiction text feature which is unique to this book and the other books in this series is the "hunt the clock" element. There is a clock or watch somewhere on every page and this encourages young readers to be actively looking to find the clock on each book and check to see the time. For example, when the boy is taking care of his guinea pig, the wrist watch on his arm says 11 o'clock. This attractive book is a part of a collection of texts called "Busy Times," which are designed to familiarize young children with the concept of time units including days, weeks, months, and years. Young readers will enjoy reading this well organized, clearly written text because they will be able to relate to the text and illustrations on every page very easily. The expressive illustrations greatly enhance the comprehension of the text, as well as add significant detail and interest to the story. This book can be enjoyed in the primary classroom or at home with an adult reading partner. It is sure to encourage rich conversations and discussion about time and what people do throughout their weeks. Reviewer: Susan Borges
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607531029
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Series: Busy Times
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Clare Hibbert is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Butterflies and MothsOut and About, and Real Pirates. Sylvia Raga is an illustrator whose works include Mr. Bickle and the Ghost, Nick's Birthday, and The Sand Dragons.
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