Just a Second

by Steve Jenkins

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 25, 2011 | Picture Books

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What can happen in just a second,
a minute, or an hour? How can we measure time?
The flap of a vulture''s wing.
A crocodile''s heartbeat.
The weight of a baby blue whale.
The life of a mayfly.
These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time.
But what exactly is time?
In Just a Second, the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock.    This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way - as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time. Steve Jenkins'' extraordinary illustrations will accompany this engaging look at time.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 40 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.38 in

Published: October 25, 2011

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618708960

ISBN - 13: 9780618708963

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Just a Second

by Steve Jenkins

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 40 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.38 in

Published: October 25, 2011

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618708960

ISBN - 13: 9780618708963

About the Book

In "Just a Second," an award-winning author-illustrator brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock, from the flap of a vulture's wing to the life of a mayfly. Full color.

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What can happen in just a second,
a minute, or an hour? How can we measure time?
The flap of a vulture''s wing.
A crocodile''s heartbeat.
The weight of a baby blue whale.
The life of a mayfly.
These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time.
But what exactly is time?
In Just a Second, the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock.    This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way - as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time. Steve Jenkins'' extraordinary illustrations will accompany this engaging look at time.

About the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated over twenty picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eyepopping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. To learn more about Steve and his books, visit www.stevejenkinsbooks.com.

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.

Editorial Reviews

"This subtly philosophical examination of time, scale, and the mechanics of life is all but certain to leave readers reconsidering the world and their place in it."- Publishers Weekly, starred review "This is a fascinatingly different way to approach natural history as well as time..."- Bulletin

"Jenkins renders this package both eye-catching and mind boggling. Teachers will find good jumping-off points here for math, science, and history discussions."- School Library Journal, starred review

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