Just a second! You’ve probably said that before, but do you know what can happen in a second? Did you know that in a second a bumblebee beats its wings 200 times or that a humpback whale’s song travels 5,085 feet? Steve Jenkins has filled his picture book with these facts and more. Beautiful collage illustrations accompany statistics on animals, humans, natural phenomenon, and even population growth. But hold on a second-Jenkins also lists the fascinating things that happen in a minute, an hour, and other time increments!
This picture book is a great read for a reluctant reader who doesn’t want a story book, a budding scientist, or for anyone fascinated by statistics.
Just a Second, by Steve Jenkins; Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, $16.99