Almost Time
Almost Time

Almost Time

Written by Gary D. Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney & illustrated by G. Brian Karas
4 - 7
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Jan 14, 2020
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A tender father-and-son story about the passage of time, the change of seasons, and the excitement of reaching a goal. Eager for maple syrup, Ethan can’t wait till sugaring time rolls around. And he can’t wait till his loose tooth falls out. But his father keeps telling him it’s not time yet, and no matter how hard he tries, he can’t make time pass more quickly. The closeness of father and son is evident throughout as they wait and then celebrate the end of waiting. The brief, lyrical text is illuminated by G. Brian Karas’s beautifully composed, evocative illustrations.

What Kind of Book is Almost Time


feelings and emotionswinterspringteethtreesfamilyparentsseasonsfather-son relationshipssocial themescooking and foodsex and genderboys and menmaple syrup



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Book Details

Publication Date
January 14, 2020
Clarion Books
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 7 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
Lexile® Level
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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