Telling the Time with Anna: First Skills

Illustrator: Ya-Ling Huang

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 4+

Picture Storybooks Early Learning: Telling The Time

From seconds to minutes to hours, learn all about how to tell the time with Anna and her grandpa.
A charming new book, all about telling the time! Anna’s friend Zane is coming to tea soon – but when is “soon”, exactly? While Anna waits, Grandpa teaches her how to tell the time for herself... From reading a clock, to learning about different lengths of time (seconds, minutes, hours and more) join Anna, Grandpa and even Whiskers the cat as they explore the wonderful workings of telling the time – with words by master storyteller Vivian French, and warmly illustrated by rising star Ya-Ling Huang.


Vivian French is a highly-acclaimed children’s author, whose many books include The Steam Whistle Theatre Company, Yucky Worms and The Dragon’s Breakfast. She is one of the most borrowed children’s authors in UK libraries, and was awarded the MBE for services to literature, literacy, illustration and the arts. Follow her on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms or visit her website:

Originally from Taiwan, Ya-Ling Huang completed an MA in illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in 2016 and in the same year her works were selected for 2016 Bologna Book Fair, and highly commended both in the Macmillan prize and in the prestigious book-design competition hosted by the Polish Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Her previous books with Walker include Maps: From Anna to Zane.

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