|Published:||May 14th 2019||Pages:||32|
A warm, quizzical child's-eye-view of the way in which children and adults experience the abstract concept of time differently - often to hilarious effect - from award-winning creator Marta Altés. Time is a funny thing. Dad talks about it a lot, but I think I know more about time than he does. A child gives his time-starved dad some sage advice about what 'time' really means, and how to make the most of it. Wise, witty and full of acutely observed vignettes of family life, Five More Minutes is the latest offering from bestselling author-illustrator Marta Altés.
Marta Altés is the award-winning creator of Little Monkey, My Grandpa (awarded the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honour), I Am An Artist! (longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal), My New Home, and her debut, No! (winner of the Read It Again! Award and the Nottingham Children's Book Award; shortlisted for the Peoples Book Prize and the Waterstones Picture Book Prize; and Silver at the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards). She loves to tell stories and her passion for illustration saw her study for a degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. Marta moved to the UK to study for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University and graduated in 2011. Since then she has seen her books translated into many different languages.