THE MINUTE ELF ONLY LIVES A MINUTE, BUT HE PACKS A LOT OF LIVING IN IT!
USES OF A POCKET WATCH IN A DIGITAL AGE: A Note to Parents
The presence in our culture of round, analogue clocks and watches is increasingly rare. Not as rare as a desk phone, surely, but you seldom see one round clock in school, home or office.
But I don’t think they will ever totally disappear. Why? Because the World is round; it turns 360 degrees every day. Because the Moon circles the Earth, the Earth circles the Sun. And a life, whether you believe in the eternal life of the soul or not, is a cycle, too. For Man moves through all the stages from birth til death, then, somewhere some way, it begins again. The round clock, with twelve numbers and three little moving hands, is an elegant perfect model of our universe.
So this book is about circles and cycles. It is a book to help little ones begin to understand Death, and thus Life. To help the conversation that Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa will have with their children, that Time is eternal, yet each moment is precious, and never to come again.