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Hazel Hutchins - Second Is a Hiccup, A

Second Is a Hiccup, A

A Child's Book of Time

Author: Hazel Hutchins; Illustrator: Kady MacDonald Denton

  • AGES 4 - 8 
  • Genre Informational Text, Poetry, Songs, Verse
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.

This 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 grow 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.