A Second Is a Hiccup: A Child's Book of Time

A Second Is a Hiccup A Child s Book of Time 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

  • Title: A Second Is a Hiccup: A Child's Book of Time
  • Author: Hazel Hutchins Kady MacDonald Denton
  • ISBN: 9780439831062
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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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    About "Hazel Hutchins Kady MacDonald Denton"

    1. Hazel Hutchins Kady MacDonald Denton

      Born and raised in southern Alberta, Hazel is the author of over forty books for children Her work covers a wide age range from picture books for the youngest set to novels for older grades and delights in enterprising characters, interesting facts, gentle humour and the natural warmth of friendship and family A popular presenter at schools and libraries across Canada, Hazel s books are also found in translation in many corners of the world.

    229 thoughts on “A Second Is a Hiccup: A Child's Book of Time”

    1. Book summary: This is a book about time. It puts into perspective how long is a second, minute, hour, week, month, year,etc. While rhyming, it shows all that can happen during that time and that they all fit together. Kids can now understand the different lengths of time there are and how to measure them. Grade level: K-4Appropriate classroom use: This is a great book to include in a lesson about time. The students can then, based off the book, write down how long an hour or week is to them and [...]


    2. A second truly is a hiccup, and then gives examples like the time it takes to kiss your mom. Then goes into talking about how long is a minute, then an hour and what you can do to your fill your hour, also what you can do to fill a day, and it continues to go until filling a year. It is cool how the book progress from learning about a second to what you can do in a whole year. The seasons change and many different holidays fill a year. This is a great book and can really help children who are st [...]


    3. Summary (CIP): Units of time are explained 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. REVIEW: Time is a mysterious thing for children to understand and know. Well, this book will bring it all home by the great examples from the everyday life of a child of just how long a second, minute, hour, month, or year is. Ink and watercolor illustrations are lively and whimsical, adding to [...]


    4. The book introduces the concept of time and how we use it in our daily lives. Essentially, it's explaining how everything we do takes away time. It's shows how big time is in our lives through cute examples like singing and kissing your momma. I liked the book and the examples of how we used our time. It really made me stop and think about how everything I do takes up time, and how I should be focusing my time on this earth.In a classroom, this book would be perfect for 1st graders. Time is a ha [...]


    5. This book is about time. It talks about how long is a second, minute, hour, day, week, month, and year. Examples are given such as a second is a hiccup, the time it takes to kiss your mom, and sixty minutes is an hour in which you could build a sandy tower or climb a tree. It also mentions how changes come and go and that you will grow older and bigger. I thought this was a cute book and gave great real world connections to time. This would be great to use in the classroom to talk about time and [...]


    6. This book is about the concept of time, and various things you could do within the constraints of time. For example, one of the things they do in the book, is they hop sixty times in a minute.I would read this book at the beginning of a time unit. I would get the students to attempt doing some of the things within the time constraints, such as hop 60 times in a minute. I feel as though it would be a good introduction when learning about how long a second, minute, hour, etc. is.


    7. At first I dismissed this book as too babyish to share with adults, but seen in a Zen light, it's a really nice poem about the passage of time. It's the kind of story that restores my faith in the cycle of life when I'm feeling out of the cosmic loop. And because it has such nice rhythm and meter, I was even able to perform it as Spoken Word poetry along to several different types of music for some of my clients. In general, though, I'd recommend it highly for young children.


    8. This is a great book to discuss time with your students. It shows them how long a second, minute, and hour is. It goes all the way up to a year. Students will also be able to recognize the examples that they use the book. You could also through out some reall life questions, like "How long do you think it takes to?"


    9. The illustrations in this book I really liked, but what it was aimed for seemed like it would be a bit confusing for a child to learn time this way. I think it would be better for an upper-elementary school student who already has a slight grasp of time. I think the book gave generic (and sometimes confusing) ideas of how long certain amounts of time were.


    10. This is an excellent text to use to teach time. It gives children a real life connection to how time works by suggestion that second lasts as along as a hiccup, a week is seven sleeps, and a year is how long it takes to grow into a new pair of shoes. Children will easily be able to relate to that and gain a better understanding of time.


    11. This book is about time: seconds, minute, hour, day, week, month, and year. This book would be great to introduce students to the concept of time. I like how it gives different things that can be done to take up a specific amount of time. The students could write a blog about what they could do in an hour? A day? A year?


    12. I loved this book. Not only does this book help with phonics it also helps children understand time. I think that many children struggle to grasp what certain amount of times are and this helps them. This book could not only help a student learn to read but the teacher could also teach a math lesson after this. Great learning tool!


    13. This book is great for kindergarteners. It introduces them to think using math questions. It addresses how many days in a week, second, month, year and words to help build vocabulary. I would really recommend this book to a friend to help with children who are struggling in math.


    14. A concept book about time with some fabulous explanations: 'A second is a hiccup or the time it takes to kiss your mom, or jump a rope or tunr around . . . How long is an hour? If you . . . climb a tree and smell a flower, pretend you have a secret power, that should nicely fill and hour'.


    15. Great book for teaching little ones about time. It introduces seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, etc. Very cute.




    16. Makes me want to cry every time I read it. You never feel time slipping by when you are in the midst of child-rearing, but it does keep ticking and hiccuping. Beautiful metaphors!


    17. I was hoping for more out of this book. It is fun poetry about units of time but certainly needs to be combined with a nonfiction choice to really make sense.





    18. A Second Is a Hiccup is a wonderfully lyrical journey that takes the reader from a second to a year. A great book to teach time measurements.



    19. A rhyming book about time and time measurement and everything that a child can do in a second, an hour, a day, a month, and a year.







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