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Paperback Book Details
  • 01/2019
  • 9781730758072 173075807X
  • 24 pages
  • $9.99
Timothy Mean and the Time Machine
With Timothy Mean’s amazing imagination and time machine, anything and anywhere is possible! Join Timothy on a magical rhyming adventure as he skips through time and pranks with pirates, gets daring with dragons, and even teases a T-Rex! “It’s Monday. Hip hip hooray! Where shall we travel in time today? With Timothy Mean, every day is a rhyme in time!

“This book wanted me to be a kid again so that I could own it and show it to all my friends”.

Bookmark and Stages

“This book would be excellent for any home, nursery, classroom and library. This is a book for children who love books that rhyme, love adventure and enjoy authors such as Julia Donaldson”.

Duffy The Writer

“Timothy Mean and the Time Machine creates a blank canvas for a young child’s imagination”.


“It was amazing. Highly recommend – the book was hilarious! I really loved the rhymes and the illustrations were creatively done”. 


“This is an exciting time travel adventure story”.  
“The book is written in rhyme. It has a lovely bouncy rhythm and is fun to read aloud”.

HeidiLynn’s BookReviews

“Timothy Mean and The Time Machine was a very creative, adventure fun filled, and sometimes even comical read. Many children and us big kids at heart would really get a kick out of all the places Timothy goes in his time machine”.

“The words magically lose you in the pictures as you join in Timothy Mean’s adventure with him. The descriptive verse transports you along with the time machine so you end up believing it is real.”

Kids Storyworld

“This book is brilliant for sparking children’s (and adults’!) imaginations and instigated A LOT of questions from my son”.

Kirkus Reviews

"...a rhyming adventure each day of the week in this off-the-wall debut"

Married to Books

“”This was such a fun children’s picture book”. ” 
“The story was easy to follow, text clear to read and I loved the illustrations.

Night reader reviews

“Target readers for this book is anyone. As a mother I would feel comfortable reading this book to my children no matter how young.”

Pink Polka Gardener

“Really each time I read Timothy Mean and the Time Machine, some new nugget pops out at me from the brilliant illustrations”. 

Postcard Reviews

“Timothy Mean and the Time Machine is everything a children’s book should be. It is bright, beautifully illustrated and lots of fun”.

Readers Favorite


“I want to give more than 5 stars because this book deserves it. 
Yes !!! Why because perfect illustration with wonderful rhythm. “

Timothy Mean and the Time Machine" is a 2019 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner

For immediate release:

Readers' Favorite recognizes "Timothy Mean and the Time Machine" by William AE Ford in its annual international book award contest, currently available at

The Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

"When the right books are picked as winners we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers' Favorite." --Karen A., Editor for Penguin Random House

Readers' Favorite is proud to announce that "Timothy Mean and the Time Machine" by William AE Ford won the Gold Medal in the Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi category.

You can learn more about William AE Ford and "Timothy Mean and the Time Machine" at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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Paperback Book Details
  • 01/2019
  • 9781730758072 173075807X
  • 24 pages
  • $9.99