Cindy Ladage has written a delightful children’s picture book, “When Matilda Made Time Stand Still.” When Matilda wants to continue to play and her mother tries to get her to go for a nap, Matilda inadvertently breaks her mother’s watch and time stands still. The little girl is happy to continue with her tea party and playing with her dolls until she herself becomes sleepy and worries that she doesn’t know how to get time to start again. Finally, she falls asleep. I won’t tell you the end, you’ll have to read this story. But I will tell you it ends happily.
Ladage’s book is illustrated by photographs, providing a sense of realism to the story. It is for children and adults alike who often wish time would stop so we could continue doing what we like to do and makes a good bedtime story.
Her book is recently published by Oak Tree Press as part of their Acorn editions for children. As an Oak Tree Press children’s author, I highly recommend this story for young children. Beryl Reichenberg author