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Findus and Pettson Series

Learning with Findus and Pettson

Telling the Time

May 2024
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • ISBN 9781912480906
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 8.28" x 11.7"

Learning with Findus and Pettson: Telling the Time is a fun activity book that helps young children learn how to tell the time with an analog clockface. Analogue clocks help children understand the passage of time because clocks have hands that continuously move and kids can “see” how long it will be until an appointment just by looking at the clockface. The book also reinforces a child’s knowledge of numbers and introduces basic fractions and angles.

Suitable for children from age 4 to 8, this activity book is brightly illustrated with the lively and entertaining characters of Sven Nordqvist. He included puzzles, mazes, and activities in this book to spark the imagination and engage young minds—all aided by Findus the cat and farmer Pettson as well as their many muckle friends.

(Ages 4–8 years)

Sven Nordqvist

Sven Nordqvist (b. April 30, 1946) is a Swedish writer and illustrator of children's books and is known best for his series Pettson and Findus, about old farmer Pettson and Findus, his talented cat. Nordqvist was born in Helsingborg and grew up in Halmstad, Sweden. He originally wanted to be an illustrator but was rejected by several art schools, so he studied architecture at Lund Institute of Technology and worked for a while there, lecturing on architecture. Meanwhile, he continued to look for work as an illustrator of advertisements, posters, and picture books. In 1983, he won first prize in a children's book competition and since then has worked exclusively as an author and illustrator of children's books. During his career, Nordqvist has received awards in Sweden and Germany. His Pettson and Findus books are especially popular in Germany, where the characters are known as Pettersson and Findus. In Danish they are named Peddersen and Findus. In Finnish they are Pesonen and Viiru, and in a few English translations, Festus and Mercury. In 2007, Sven Nordqvist won the Augustpriset literary award in the children's books category, for his book Var är min syster? (Where is my sister?). In 1992, he won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Prize). He is married and has two adult sons.