Just a Second by by Steve Jenkins

Mixed Media

Steve Jenkins has done it again! In his recent book Just a Second, Jenkins combines the abstract concept of time with interesting scientific facts to make time tangible for kids. Moving from seconds to hours, weeks, years, and longer, Jenkins explores time through animal appetites, migration, and lifespans. The torn- and cut-paper illustrations paired with engaging text draw the reader in. The book briefly addresses the history of the universe from an evolutionary point of view, but rather than ignoring a worthwhile book, this may be an opportunity to address personal beliefs regarding creation and reading critically. Check it out—you will be glad you did! Ages 4 and up. (Houghton Mifflin)

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