Time Flies

by Eric Rohmann

Hardcover, 1994

Call number



Crown Books for Young Readers (1994), Edition: Reissue, 32 pages


A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a museum has an unsettling experience when it finds itself back in the time of living dinosaurs.

User reviews

LibraryThing member wb010371
Time Flies is a Caldecott Honor Book which is a wordless tale of a bird flying around inn a dinasaur exhibit of a museum. The bird find itself in experiences that would have been scary if it were actually living in the time of real dinasaurs.

I do not really care for books without words, but can see
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how the author lets the reader create their own emotion as you seem to put yourself in the birds place while going through the book.

This would be a great book to let children use their imagination and tell their feelings of what they think about the bird is feeling. You could use this book when studying dinosaurs or prehistoric times. It would also be a good motivator for having children write about something that may have been scary in their life.
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LibraryThing member MaryAnnBurton
Beautiful illustrations with a wonderfully nostalgic feel to it. I felt as though the bird was in a memory. I liked watching the transformation from bone to flesh and back again. It was an honest book too, luckily the bird was not eaten by a real dinosaur though.
LibraryThing member mirandamae18
A beautifully done wordless book full of wonderful pictures. Allows us to follow a bird through a journey to visit the dinosaurs. The pictures so movement and the story flows well, even without words. This book would be a perfect for any age, but I think it would be especially well suited for a
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young reader who knows about all the kinds of dinosaurs and enjoys reading about them. I am teaching an art class after school starting in May and one unit will focus on dinosaurs, so I am planning on using this book to inspire some great dino art!
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LibraryThing member APoteet
A flash of lightning transforms the dinosaurs in a museum into living creatures, as experienced from the perspective of a small bird.
LibraryThing member LDGardner
A bird travels through time looking at the evolution of dinosaurs. He begins flying around the skeletons, plays with shadows, watches them come to life, gets eaten by a dinosaur, and then comes right out the other end as the dinosaur transforms back into a skeleton. At the end, the bird flies away
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into the red and brown night.
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LibraryThing member shannanjones79
'Time Flies' follows the journey of a bird who flies thru a dinosaur museum and magic begins. The museum comes to life. He soars in and out of the dangers he encounters. He is eaten by a T-Rex and then escapes. He quickly exits the now lifeless museum. The pictures do a wonderful job of telling the
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bird's story using its colorful illustrations.
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LibraryThing member lpeal
This is a picture book that shows a bird bird flying through a museum of dinosaurs and he flies to when dinosaurs were living and then one eats him and then it shows how dinosaurs became extinct. Then at the end the bird safely flies away.
This is a book that I had to take a second look at because
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it only has pictures. I would let my students tell me the story of how they thought the dinosaurs became extinct.
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LibraryThing member caltstatt
A bird flies into a dinosaur museum and itperches on a tooth of a T-Rex and as it flies through the museum, it is flying through time back to the time when dinosaurs lived. It flew up to the T-Rex and the big dinosaur ate the bird, but the bird just flew through the dinosaur and came out at the end
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of the skeleton back in the museum.

This is a cute story that teachers could use to tell young students about the time of dinosaurs and the different kinds of dinosaurs.
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LibraryThing member jdieder104
Good book to teach about Natural History with children. Could talk with children about dinosaurs and prehistoric animals. Where did they come from?

A bird flies into the museum, could be the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The skeletons of each animal stands erect and looks like ti
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roams the earth, ferocious and grand. The prehistoric animals stand erect and the small bird looks tiny soaring about in the night. All of a sudden as the bird flies in the night sky the earth changes from muted brown to color. The excitemet begins and the animals come alive. The flying Pterandodans are alive and in the sky. Is the small bird a relative of the prehistoric animals? A large dinosur is looking at the samll bird as it comes closer. All of a sudden, snap gulp, and the bird is digested. The bird is seen going through the digestive system, the picture changes back to skeletons and the bird flies free. Flying out of the museum and into the night sky.

The texture is muted and scary. Shadows and lines follow the bird. Colors change from browns to pastels to browns. Beautiful full page painting very realistic and scary.
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LibraryThing member KimberlyGrossman
This book starts with a dinosaurs skeleton when a bird flies by it becomes alive and shows how dinosaurs lived. The bird gets eaten by the T-Rex and escapes when the dinosaur turns back into a skeleton. This is a wordless picture book.

Personal Reaction:
When reading this book you have to
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really let your imagination fly and be able to make up the story yourself. It reminded me of when I first seen Jurassic Park.

Classroom Extensions:
You could use this book to compare a skeleton to how it looks alive.
You could use this book to discuss the different types of dinosaurs and have the students pick their favorite.
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LibraryThing member PaigeCostella
A wordless picture book of a bird that is in a museum with dinosaur remains and flies back in time. The bird flies to the time when dinosaurs lived. This would be a book to read when learning about dinosaurs and places you can find dinosaurs remains.
LibraryThing member TatumNobis
This book is all pictures, there is no words, but this book is one of those that you can look at the pictures and tell your own story. the pictures show a bird flying through time with dinosaurs, shows them alive and in the mueseum.

My personal reaction to this book was, at first was confusing but
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when you look at the pictures for a little bit you realize you do not need words to make a good story.

In the classroom I can use this book to when teaching about dinosaurs and the way they used to live.
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LibraryThing member szierdt
A perfect book for a child to explore and create their own narrative. The bird reflects time as it flies around and through the remains of dinosaurs, bringing them to life. Dinosaurs take up multiple pages magnifying thier size. I would like to use this book for partner work, letting kids sit
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cooperatively to discuss what is going on in each page.
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LibraryThing member abruser
"Time Flies" by Eric Rohmann follows a bird through history starting in a museum and going back in time to the Jurassic age and then back at the end in the museum. The illustrations are beautiful and make-up for the absence of words. "Time Flies" is a beautiful and simplistic portrayal of the
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process of evolution through time.
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LibraryThing member sarahbatte
This book is very amusing, and interesting. I loved how it had no words but there was this great story through the pictures. It had me in awe and I'm sure children would love it also.
LibraryThing member nkertz
as a bird flies through a museum, its creatures come alive. this is great book to use for a science lesson or a history lesson. the illustrations are capitivating and bring life and movement to the book.
LibraryThing member jrlandry1410
A wordless picture book that tells the story of a bird who starts off flying through a museum and ends up flying right back in time! Back to the time in dinosaurs, it is interesting to see children's reactions to the pictures by Eric Rohmann, since pictures are all the book has. Great for a science
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lesson on evolution, there are interesting similarities between the bird and the dinosaurs, and the pictures show it. Supporting the theory that birds are descendants of these massive creatures, this book will have your students gasping in all the right places.
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LibraryThing member klsulliv
This book was excellent. I really loved the fact that pictures really do say a thousand words! This book was absolutely wordless, but one can detect the meaning the author is trying to get across. Your child will fall in love with this simple but complex book because it requires imagination and
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creative thinking throughout the entire "read!" One would not think that a wordless picture book could relate to math, huh? Look at this book, and be amazed at all the unique images and things that come to your mind.
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LibraryThing member alyssabuzbee
This book is a great way to show children that there is more than one way to tell a story. This book is wordless, with the story being totally driven by the illustrations. Also, the reader is the storyteller, so the story may mean different things to different students.
LibraryThing member feboudre
A bird flies through a museum of dinosaurs, when turns into a ride to the past when the dinosaurs come alive.

Genre: Fiction
Age(s): 4-8
LibraryThing member ReadAloudDenver
The author, Eric Rohmann, has included "A Parent's Guide to Time Flies" in the back of the book. In the guide, Rohmann explains how all children are "natural storytellers" and that "wordless books help children to look closely, pay attention to details, and create their own narratives."
LibraryThing member paulaanweiler
Time Flies as a bird makes its way back in time. Dinosaurs ruled the earth in this beautifully illustrated no text picture book.
LibraryThing member bhellmay
Time Flies by Eric Rohmann is a wordless book, nonetheless, the illustrations render the history about a bird travelling through history. Without one word written in the book, the reader is carried through the book by living pictures. The authour uses rather depressing colours such as brown hues,
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yellowish, etc. to create a scary mood, but painted the background (landscapes) with nice colours. This let the reader stand on the one hand in the book, travelling through history, but on the other hand being still bound to reality. There is a lots of movement going on in the book, At the beginning and at the end oft he book Rohmann does not use the full page, he created a frame, on the first page, similar to a window. This gives the reader the opportunity to deep in the book and leave it again.
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LibraryThing member kerry.wood
Picture book of a bird travelling through a museum that turns into reality. Great for children who are unable to read and who enjoy dinosaurs and adventure.
LibraryThing member darlingdumpling
VOYA 2Q3P- A wordless picture book with a difficult-to-follow narrative. Art is visually nice (dinosaurs) but doesn't help with setting much.


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