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Have you ever felt the joy in an unplanned moment?

A fun loving story in rhythm and rhyme about a family of four and their moment in time.  It's a balmy, summer Cape Cod day and this visiting family is savoring every moment.  Experience the delight, the joy and exhilaration a mindful moment can bring!  

2012 Moonbeam Award Bronze Winner


2012 Honorable Mention NEBF


2012 Readers View Award 1st place 


2012 Readers View Blazing Trailer Award Best Children's Book


2013 Gold Medal Gelett Burgess Award

“Every person has a moment they want to remember forever.  I think that this book perfectly captures the peace and energy of a memory.” writes Zoe Sucu from East Kingston Public Library.



“A beautifully illustrated book that will help parents start a conversation with their children about how they do not need to be doing anything special to have fun together as a family.” writes Bethany Brace from the Fremont Library.



 “This restful story with engaging illustrations captures the simple joys of hanging out together on a summer day.  Family time doesn’t have to be all “go, go, go!” – sometimes the best moments are the quiet, unplanned ones.  Children will enjoy seeking out the cheery red bird in each illustration, while parents will appreciate the author’s message.” writes Betsy Solon from the Brentwood library.



 “This sweet heartwarming book will make you take a look at how you are living your life and remind you to live for the moments in time!” writes Heather, a children’s book buyer for WaterStreet Books in Exeter New Hampshire. 



 “Using lively rhythm and rhyme, Butenas captures moments in an ordinary day.  Cheng’s bold illustrations bring this family to life and hint at their next chapter.  The text and illustration snapshots remind us all to treasure the memories of times together with family. “ writes Kathy DesMarais, Teacher, Grandmother and Parent.  



“We read A Moment In Time to our 5-day pre-k/k class!   Reading it as a chant the children quickly recognized the rhythm and rhyme in the book.  The story and the bold text along with colorful illustrations made it easy for the children to connect to.  A Moment in Time would be a great choice to read in any classroom.  This book encourages wonderful conversations with children about enjoying and appreciating the simplest moments!” writes Catherine Yeaton, Building Block School Director and Owner.



“This adorable, colorful and energetic new book will get the kids moving to the beat of its rhymed couplets. The plot is simple:  A family of four on a Cape Cod summer day discover that there’s fun in the simplest of activities- dancing on the lawn, listening to music, snoozing in a rocking chair.  And each one of those moments can be captured for all time with a camera and a little imagination.  Charlotte Cheng’s illustrations are big and bright, while Jennifer Butenas’ rhymes are perfect to read aloud.” writes Melanie Lauwers from The Cape Cod Times.


“A fantastic children’s story that captures the happy details of a family simply enjoying their time together on vacation.  Gorgeous illustrations quickly draw the reader into the scenes and the rhymes are irresistible to read out loud!” writes Caitlin Doggart , co-owner of Where The Sidewalk Ends bookstore in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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