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Stop the Clock Featured in The New York Times!🎉

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We can’t believe our eyes! The New York Times compiled a round-up of children’s picture book based around the theme ‘Stop and Smell the Roses‘ (aka, take your time and enjoy your surroundings!). Stop the Clock was one of the stunning choices they reviewed! YIPPEE! Read below!


From “Stop the Clock!”


Written by Pippa Goodhart
Illustrated by Maria Christania

When a harried classroom teacher (rush-sketched in charcoal) tells a boy (shown in color) that he’s out of time to finish his picture of what he saw on his dash to school, the boy has a meltdown: “Stop the clock!” All except the boy freeze. Now they’re in color and he’s a shadow. After a “big slow breath,” he adds his baby sister to the painting. “Why is she crying?” he ponders, and runs outside to retrace his steps. He notices that the sky is more than “just bright blue.” There’s “gray and white and … birds in it.” And he notices what made his sister blue, too.

32 pp. Tiny Owl. $16.99. (Ages 4 to 7)




Credit…Maria Christania


  • Watch: Read Along with us to Stop the Clock!
  • Read a review: Pippa Goodhart Talks the Beauty of SLOWING DOWN in Stop the Clock!
  • Read a review: What would the world be like without clocks?! – Scope For Imagination


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