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Justin Time: The Pancake Express
Adapted and illustrated by Brandon Scott
$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-035-0, 10 x 9.75
"Broadcasters currently airing the hit series include Discovery Kids (Latin America), Disney Junior (Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy and French-speaking Canada), YLE (Finland) and HOP! Channel (Israel)." - Kidscreen
This debut book series is based on episodes from the popular animated television show, which airs on PBS Sprout and NBC Kids on Saturday mornings in the USA, and on Disney's Family Channel in Canada.
All aboard! Justin and his pal Squidgy imagine themselves behind the wheel of a classic steam train, delivering important cargo for their friend Olive.
But they discover it's not easy getting through the Canadian wilderness. Will their barrel of maple syrup make it to Flap Jack Falls in time for the Pancake Festival? Never give up!
Justin Time is broadcast on Disney Junior channels in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and Italy. Also it is seen on Discovery Kids (Latin America) and Discovery Familia (USA) and in United Kingdom, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Estonia, Belgium, and Germany.
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More praise for Justin Time
"4 stars [highest rating]: It is refreshing to see a new series for this age group featuring a male character and with a focus on imagination and education. [The Pancake Express] contains accurate scientific and geographic information, but it is presented as part of the adventure...Highly recommended."
- CM Magazine
"Remember as a kid when possibilities seemed endless and a cardboard box could transform into a fort, a tank, a mountain, or a Super Mario pipe?… Justin Time is a new animated program for pre-schoolers that brings that boundless creativity to the small screen. The show centers on Justin, a young boy who imagines himself traveling around the world at different points in history."
"Tired of preschool cartoons spending an inordinate amount of time on boring matching games, talking down its audience, or afraid of going out on a creative limb? If so, then meet Justin Time...The series is about trust and teamwork -whether nestled deep in the jungle or perched high on top of a snowcapped mountain - and the many other elements of friendship most conducive to having a great time (and learning a thing or two along the way). Justin Time encourages a kind of freewheeling imagination that hopes to leave the didactic and lazy storytelling of yester-animation in the dust."
- Animation Insider
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"Justin Time features a young boy named Justin, who embarks on imaginary adventures with his make-believe friends Squidgy, a shape-shifting piece of yellow clay; and Olive, the group's trusty navigator and guide. Together, the intrepid, high-spirited trio takes off on bite-size historical adventures."
- Animation Magazine
"Justin Time is a fantastic new addition to Sprout's line-up of gold-standard programming expertly tailored for the preschool audience. Justin's exploration of the world through historical adventures encourages parents to talk with their preschoolers about the parts of history they learned during the episode while promoting an appreciation for the subject matter."
- Andrew Beecham, senior vice president of programming, Sprout
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Lexile Level: 570L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): J
GLE (Grade Level): 1
Interest Level: Pre K-3
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 17
Accelerated Reader: Lower Grades
- ATOS Book Level: 2.8
- AR Points: 0.5
- AR Quiz Types: RP