A Second Is a Hiccup

A Child's Book of Time

By Hazel Hutchins; Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator)
Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780439831062, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 2007

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Description
There's never been a more charming explanation of time for young readers.
"How long is a second?"
"A second is a hiccup--the time it takes to kiss your mom, or jump a rope, or turn around."
The newest book by acclaimed picture-book creators Hazel Hutchins and Kady McDonald Denton explains units of time in imaginative terms children can understand: A second lasts as long as a hiccup; a week is seven sleeps; and a year is the time it takes to grown into new shoes
Any parent who's been asked, "How long is a minute?" or any kid who's wondered, "What does 'an hour' mean?" will enjoy this smart, simple, and surprising book.



About the Author
HAZEL HUTCHINS has been writing stories, giving workshops and doing school presentations across Canada for the last fifteen years. Her many books for children can be found in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Australia and beyond. She has been awarded the Writers Guild of Alberta Award for Children's Literature and nominated for the Governor General's and Mr Christie awards. She grew up on farms in southern Alberta and now lives in Canmore, Alberta with her family and pets.Kady MacDonald Denton has illustrated numerous titles for Kingfisher, including A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, In the Light of the Moon by Sam McBratney, and two collections written by Ann Pilling, The Kingfisher Book of Bible Stories and The Kingfisher Treasury of Myths and Legends. She is also the creator of several picture books. She lives in Manitoba, Canada, and received the prestigious Governor General's Award for her work.
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