The Tocks on the Clock
The Tocks on the Clock
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"The arms on my clock point to different spots. Someone lives at each. I call them the Tocks."

Desi journeys through a fantasy land with her dog, Lola, and her cat, Jack, to visit twelve legendary monsters known as the Tocks. Imaginative, colorful characters and imagery capture attention as the reader is familiarized with numbers and time through rhyming verses and visual reinforcement that avoids the tone and presentation of a lesson.

Book Details


  • Picture book

Age Level: 

  • 5 - 8
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Welcome to a tour of The Land of the Tocks - a world based within a clock! Our tour conductors in this adventurous introduction to the numbers on a clock are a little girl and her faithful dog and cat. In The Land of the Tocks, a “Tock” lives at each number, from the Phloon “who lives at noon on top of a blue dune,” all the way through to the “Zight” who lives at midnight, who “wishes you a good night.”


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The Tocks on the Clock is a story about a girl named Desi who travels with her cat and dog to visit the twelve monsters known as the Tocks. The monsters represent each hour on the clock, teaching children about time. The books is fun, silly, and written in rhyme scheme to keep little ones attention span. The illustrations are eye popping, and there are small texts converted into the illustrations in the background for an extra read for fun. For example, the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock is written on the wall in the background where one of the monsters lives.

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