Just a Minute

minuteIllustrated by Jack E. Davis
Simon & Schuster, 2003
Hard Cover Picture book, 32 pages
Ages: 4-8 

When Johnny’s mom sails away past the purses and plates in Bindle’s Department Store, she says she’ll be “just a minute.” But then the seconds tick by or is it hours, days, years! Johnny grows a foot or more, buys a house on the hill, gets married and has five kids and still Mom isn’t back. What will he do now that the continents have shifted and the sun is a cinder of vermillion?