An interesting look at how time has been measured in different periods of world history. We're not so sure about that subtitle, as this book is intended for middle grades, so it certainly won't be a "first" look at time and clocks. Topics covered include the first time pieces, the creation of the Gregorian calendar, different types of clocks used in different cultures (ie: Egyptian shadow clocks up to twentieth century electric clocks).
School Library Journal ended their review of this book by saying, "Children will be entertained as well as informed by this presentation." And Booklist said "Students beyond the 'telling time' stage will find this an attractive introduction to the broader subject of time."
Interest Level: 3rd grade - 5th grade
Below are four sample spreads from inside About Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks:
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