Families everywhere will recognize themselves in this clever, hilarious, and completely irresistible picture book. Five minutes is a lot of time … or is it? Well, it depends on what you’re doing, of course!
Follow one little boy and his family on a very busy day, as he discovers that sometimes five minutes feels like forever – like when you’re finishing up at the dentist’s office or waiting in line for the bathroom or in the backseat on a long car ride – and sometimes five minutes feels like no time at all – like when you’re playing your favorite game or at the tippy top of a roller coaster or snuggling up with a book before bedtime.
This book is suitable for children between 3 and 7 years of age.
Five Minutes is a one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud picture book, perfect for any kid who has ever begged or bemoaned, “Five more minutes?!”
Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous beloved picture books, including the Caldecott Honor book All the World; Kate, Who Tamed the Wind; and Another Way to Climb a Tree. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.
Audrey Vernick received a 2019 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has written more than twenty books, both fiction and nonfiction, for young readers. Her picture books include the critically acclaimed Brothers at Bat, First Grade Dropout, and Take Your Octopus to School Day. She lives near the ocean in New Jersey with her family and their dog.
Olivier Tallec has illustrated many books for children, including Sealed with a Kiss by Beth Ferry and This Book Will Not Be Fun by Cirocco Dunlap. He is also the author of Who Done It? and Louis I, King of the Sheep. He lives and works in Paris, France.