Just a Second
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.
- Hardback | 40 pages
- 203 x 254 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
- 13 Jul 2012
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Boston, United States
- full colour illustrations throughout
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...-- BulletinJenkins 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
About Steve Jenkins
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.