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A Second Is a Hiccup: A Child's Book of Time

by Hazel Hutchins
Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

Published by Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, Inc., 2007
32 pages
ISBN: 0439831067

Ages 4-7

Twelve months together make a year. / A great big circle spinning round / Climb aboard, you’re one year bound / You’ll grow right out of your old shoes / And taller too—now that’s good news!” Author Hazel Hutchins offers a lively catalog of child-centered ways to define time, from a span as short as a second to one as long as a year. Hutchins’ verse reflects two truths about time: its circular nature as it moves forward, and the constant change that can be found within that circle of measure. Katy MacDonald Denton’s soft, pleasing illustrations affirm the warmth that is also conveyed in the engaging narrative.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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