The Time It Took Tom by Nick Sharratt

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Take a tin of red paint. Take a boy called Tom. Mix the two together. How long will it take Tom before the trouble starts? This colourful story introduces the concept of time to young children.
 

About Nick Sharratt

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Nick Sharratt has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for The Time It Took Tom, and the Children’s Book Award for Eat Your Peas. He has also enjoyed enormous success illustrating the Jackie Wilson books.
 
Published December 1, 1999 by Little Tiger Pr. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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They rent a dumpster for the destroyed furniture, strip the wallpaper, sand the woodwork, pick the paint, reject the paint they picked, and on and on in increasingly smaller typeface that makes readers feel as if they are spinning into the void.

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Another princess appears in Once Upon a Time by Nick Sharratt.

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To the toilsome count of one, two, three, a boy commits an absurd crime and never grasps just how bad he has been.

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