Unlike the other mechanical bears that parade every hour in the village clock tower, Elbert can't help wondering about all the things around him—snow falling in winter, fireworks in the sky, a stag standing in the cobbled street below. But Elbert's constant curiosity disrupts the orderly life of the clock tower, so the other bears give him a choice—take 24 hours to go find the answers and quit being curious, or don't come back at all. Andrew Prahin's tale for readers up to 8 is "beautifully written and illustrated … with a powerful message about remaining curious. Elbert's countdown appears on alternating pages, with the clock tower's face displaying the time…. The text is full of lush vocabulary and deep thinking."—School Library Journal
Elbert The Curious Clock Tower Bear
Author: Andrew Prahin.