A Second is a Hiccup


by Hazel Hutchings
illustrated by Kady Denton

A charming, kid-friendly way to help kids think about the different facets of time. For example, "A second is a hiccup / The time it takes to kiss your mom / Or jump a rope / Or turn around." Children will relate to the examples given for seconds, minutes, hours, week, month...

We extend the learning by having students brainstorm their own examples as a group, then create their own book in this format. 

Booklist and School Library Journal gave this book a starred review, and we agree. This is one of our favorites in this category! 

A Booklist Editors Choice Children's Book for 2007!

Reading Levels
Interest Level:  Preschool - Gr. 2          DRA Level:  30                   Lexile: 740L
Grade Level Equiv:  2.8                        Guided Reading:  N

See inside
Below are sample spreads from inside this book.  The first sample spread talks about minutes and the second talks about hours. Each gives examples of what can be done in that time particular time period.  The rhyming text is fun but it's the illustrations that really won us over.


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