Ben has two wishes; that he has more time and that he is a little taller. People are always running out of time, are short of time and done't have time to spare. He receives a new watch for his birthday and thinks he now has all the time in the world.
On closer inspection, a small button at the back of the watch transports him to meet Father Time who explains the nature of time. He explains to Ben that some people like to live in the past, with their memories an some people like to live in the future, eagerly imagining what lies ahead. But the best gift you can give someone is your time and attention, NOW - that is why it is called the present.
This is a new take on the theme of Mindfulness. This book stresses the importance of appreciating the here and now. It is also a reminder of how rushing through our days affects our children.