Just a Second

A Different Way to Look at Time

By JENKINS, Steve

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ISBN
978-0-61870-896-3
Publisher
Houghton Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2011  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 2–5—This is an entertaining and thought-provoking book about units of time, which may not seem like particularly captivating material until one tries to imagine a bumblebee's wings beating 200 times per second or a person standing at the equator traveling 18 miles in one minute as Earth rotates. Pretty cool, huh? Jenkins's fascinating way of lookin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Jenkins's trademark cut-paper illustrations portray time in the context of animal (and a few technological and earth-related) mo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

This engaging title offers different and interesting ways to think about units of time, from one second to one minute, hour, day, week, month, and year (plus a spread each for “very quick” and “very long”). Readers will enjoy the plentiful and wide-ranging examples. Some are biology-related: in one minute, for example, “An elephant’s heart beats about 30 times” and “A hamster’s heart beats 450 times.” Others offer statistics (some startling): in one se...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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