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A second is a hiccup by Hazel J. Hutchins

A second is a hiccup (2004)

by Hazel J. Hutchins, Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator)

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A Second is a Hiccup is a great description of time for young children and would be great for a kindergarten teacher to read to her class during a discussion of time to make the abstract concept of time make sense to young minds.
  cgjohn3570 | Nov 21, 2016 |
Genre: Nonfiction

Ages: 5-8

Class Activities: Ask the students multiple questions about what takes a certain amount of time. (What other activities take only a second? How many seconds are in a minute)

Great book for teaching students how to tell time.
1 vote cteets93 | Dec 9, 2014 |
This picture book is a very cute and unique way to help students better understand the concept of time.
  manemeth | Dec 8, 2014 |
It makes math a fun and real life activity. It makes it relevant to life, which I think students sometimes struggle with. I love the way does this, just from the outset of the book with title. Absolutely brilliant! ( )
1 vote Andymcclellan_93 | Dec 4, 2014 |
I really liked reading this book because I think it is important to provide relatable context to your students. This book is very thorough and telling the story in chronological order makes it easier to follow when learning about time. I like that the story provides examples of how long it will take to do something such as tying your shoes or changing of the seasons. The illustrations were colorful and relayed the message of the text. This book really explains the concept of time in a manner that younger children can relate to. ( )
  ssmith93 | Nov 30, 2014 |
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Explains units of time.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439831067, Hardcover)

There's never been a more charming explanation of time for young readers.

"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."

The newest 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 grown 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.

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Simple rhyming text explains the length of a second, a minute, an hour, and more.

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