{"id":4299906515023,"title":"How Long Is Forever?","handle":"how-long-is-forever","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/kelly-carey\"\u003eKelly Carey\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/qing-zhuang\"\u003eQing Zhuang\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThis is taking \u003cem\u003eforever!\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMason loves spending time with Nana and Grandpa on the farm – but Nana's blueberry pie takes \u003cem\u003eforever\u003c\/em\u003e to bake! So Grandpa challenges our impatient hero to find out just how long \"forever\" really is. After a tour around the farm and many guesses, Mason finally knows how long \u003cem\u003eforever\u003c\/em\u003e is: it's how long he'll love Nana's pie, and how long he'll love Nana and Grandpa, too. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.com\/products\/a-kid-of-their-own\"\u003eA Kid of Their Own\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.com\/products\/what-color-is-a-kiss\"\u003eWhat Color Is a Kiss?\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/newspaper-hats\"\u003eNewspaper Hats\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/how-long-is-forever-spread.jpg?2454\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKelly Carey, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eKelly Carey holds a BS in English and communication from Fairfield University. She is a busy mom who has worked in insurance, as a freelance copyeditor, and as an elementary school substitute teacher. She lives in Massachusetts. \u003cem\u003eHow Long Is Forever?\u003c\/em\u003e is her first picture book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/kelly-carey\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Kelly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eQing Zhuang, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eQing Zhuang is an illustrator and elementary educator based in New York City. She holds a BFA in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and a MA in teaching from School of Visual Arts, New York. \u003cem\u003eHow Long Is Forever?\u003c\/em\u003e is her first picture book. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/qing-zhuang\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Qing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eForever is a long time to wait. Mason grumbles that waiting for Nana’s blueberry pie “is taking forever.” Amused—and eager to distract his grandson—Grandpa asks Mason if he knows how long forever is. Has Grandpa owned his tractor forever? Did it take forever for Nana’s roses to grow up to the chimney? Is it as long as water “has been racing down the stream”? Forever must be as long as “the great elm tree has been here.” Nope, says Grandpa, but waiting’s over; pie’s ready! After devouring a slice, Mason declares it was worth the wait. Now, his understanding is clearer. Forever, he asserts, is how long he’ll love Nana’s pie. Even better—it’s how long he’ll love Grandpa and Nana. This simple story sweetly portrays a realistic, loving relationship. Listeners on laps or in group settings will eagerly volunteer examples of how long forever is and when they had to wait for desired things. Commendably, the tale helps youngsters approach an abstract math concept—time—concretely and creatively. The watercolor-and–colored pencil illustrations are warm and expressive, depicting lush backgrounds. Mason has light-brown skin; his grandparents’ skin is pale. Grandpa has stark white hair and white facial hair; Nana looks less stereotypical, with a blonde bob and red specs. 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So Grandpa challenges our impatient hero to find out just how long \"forever\" really is. After a tour around the farm and many guesses, Mason finally knows how long \u003cem\u003eforever\u003c\/em\u003e is: it's how long he'll love Nana's pie, and how long he'll love Nana and Grandpa, too. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.com\/products\/a-kid-of-their-own\"\u003eA Kid of Their Own\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.com\/products\/what-color-is-a-kiss\"\u003eWhat Color Is a Kiss?\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/newspaper-hats\"\u003eNewspaper Hats\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/how-long-is-forever-spread.jpg?2454\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKelly Carey, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eKelly Carey holds a BS in English and communication from Fairfield University. She is a busy mom who has worked in insurance, as a freelance copyeditor, and as an elementary school substitute teacher. She lives in Massachusetts. \u003cem\u003eHow Long Is Forever?\u003c\/em\u003e is her first picture book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/kelly-carey\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Kelly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eQing Zhuang, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eQing Zhuang is an illustrator and elementary educator based in New York City. She holds a BFA in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and a MA in teaching from School of Visual Arts, New York. \u003cem\u003eHow Long Is Forever?\u003c\/em\u003e is her first picture book. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/qing-zhuang\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Qing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eForever is a long time to wait. Mason grumbles that waiting for Nana’s blueberry pie “is taking forever.” Amused—and eager to distract his grandson—Grandpa asks Mason if he knows how long forever is. Has Grandpa owned his tractor forever? Did it take forever for Nana’s roses to grow up to the chimney? Is it as long as water “has been racing down the stream”? Forever must be as long as “the great elm tree has been here.” Nope, says Grandpa, but waiting’s over; pie’s ready! After devouring a slice, Mason declares it was worth the wait. Now, his understanding is clearer. Forever, he asserts, is how long he’ll love Nana’s pie. Even better—it’s how long he’ll love Grandpa and Nana. This simple story sweetly portrays a realistic, loving relationship. Listeners on laps or in group settings will eagerly volunteer examples of how long forever is and when they had to wait for desired things. Commendably, the tale helps youngsters approach an abstract math concept—time—concretely and creatively. The watercolor-and–colored pencil illustrations are warm and expressive, depicting lush backgrounds. Mason has light-brown skin; his grandparents’ skin is pale. Grandpa has stark white hair and white facial hair; Nana looks less stereotypical, with a blonde bob and red specs. The author provides a link to some luscious recipes.It won’t take forever for kids to return to this one.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/how-long-is-forever-cvr.jpg?2454\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/how-long-is-forever-cvr-hires.jpg.zip?2454\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/how-long-is-forever-activity-guide.pdf?v=1588712366\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/how-long-is-forever-coloring-page.pdf?4076\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Coloring Sheet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.kcareywrites.com\/blueberry-recipes--crafts.html\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eSee the Author's Favorite Blueberry Recipes\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-578-1\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-63289-841-8\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 3–7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e8 x 10\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

How Long Is Forever?


By: Kelly Carey / Illustrated by: Qing Zhuang

This is taking forever!

Mason loves spending time with Nana and Grandpa on the farm – but Nana's blueberry pie takes forever to bake! So Grandpa challenges our impatient hero to find out just how long "forever" really is. After a tour around the farm and many guesses, Mason finally knows how long forever is: it's how long he'll love Nana's pie, and how long he'll love Nana and Grandpa, too. 

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Kelly Carey, author

Kelly Carey holds a BS in English and communication from Fairfield University. She is a busy mom who has worked in insurance, as a freelance copyeditor, and as an elementary school substitute teacher. She lives in Massachusetts. How Long Is Forever? is her first picture book.

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Qing Zhuang, illustrator

Qing Zhuang is an illustrator and elementary educator based in New York City. She holds a BFA in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and a MA in teaching from School of Visual Arts, New York. How Long Is Forever? is her first picture book. 

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Kirkus Reviews

Forever is a long time to wait. Mason grumbles that waiting for Nana’s blueberry pie “is taking forever.” Amused—and eager to distract his grandson—Grandpa asks Mason if he knows how long forever is. Has Grandpa owned his tractor forever? Did it take forever for Nana’s roses to grow up to the chimney? Is it as long as water “has been racing down the stream”? Forever must be as long as “the great elm tree has been here.” Nope, says Grandpa, but waiting’s over; pie’s ready! After devouring a slice, Mason declares it was worth the wait. Now, his understanding is clearer. Forever, he asserts, is how long he’ll love Nana’s pie. Even better—it’s how long he’ll love Grandpa and Nana. This simple story sweetly portrays a realistic, loving relationship. Listeners on laps or in group settings will eagerly volunteer examples of how long forever is and when they had to wait for desired things. Commendably, the tale helps youngsters approach an abstract math concept—time—concretely and creatively. The watercolor-and–colored pencil illustrations are warm and expressive, depicting lush backgrounds. Mason has light-brown skin; his grandparents’ skin is pale. Grandpa has stark white hair and white facial hair; Nana looks less stereotypical, with a blonde bob and red specs. The author provides a link to some luscious recipes.It won’t take forever for kids to return to this one.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-578-1

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-63289-841-8
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Ages: 3–7
Page count: 32
8 x 10