Around the Clock

Roz Chast (Author)
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This wacky romp from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast includes entertaining antics for every hour, on the hour. Counting time has never been so fun!

From 12 to 1, Lynn eats baloney
With her imaginary friend, Tony.

From 1 to 2, in his fanciest pants,
Don is digging a hole to France.

Do you ever wonder what your friends, enemies, brothers, sisters, and children are doing in the hours when you're not there? This kooky twenty-four-hour tour of a day in the life of twenty-three different children will reveal answers from the the the absurdly hilarious!

Beloved New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is at her finest in this picture book brimming with her trademark stamp of zany humor.

Product Details

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
January 13, 2015
8.4 X 0.4 X 11.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Roz Chast is a cartoonist whose work regularly appears in the New Yorker. She lives in Connecticut.


"There are only so many hours in a day, but Chast (Marco Goes to School) rules them all as she checks in on 23 geeky kids who each put a highly idiosyncratic stamp on a single, 60-minute interval.... As in Chast's brilliant work for the New Yorker, anxiety and happiness are never far from one another in these pages."--Publishers Weekly, October 2014
"All kinds of things can happen in a 24-hour period. A series of common-sense-challenged characters engage in some odd behaviors that range from merely messy through weird to downright grotesque.... Young readers will have fun examining these vignettes many times to find new and amusing elements. Amusing, entertaining nonsense."--Kirkus Reviews, November 2014
"New Yorker cartoonist Chast presents a zany, hour-by-hour look at the activities of 23 different kids...the off-the-wall mayhem of Chast's illustrations is what makes this quirky offering stand out...good, ridiculous fun, and future fans of alternative comic artists will eat this one right up."--School Library Journal, January 2015