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A Second Is a Hiccup

A Second Is a Hiccup

by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

ISBN 9780439946100 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.04" x 9.99" | Ages 4 to 8
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This lyrical poem that plays out the joys of childhood in seconds, hours, weeks and years is a wonderful choice for bedtime, playtime or anytime! Happy thoughts on ever-longer periods of time spiral out in easy rhymes, as illustrations full of colour, light and energy reflect the perfection of childhood days. A charming picture book that introduces children to the concept of time and encourages them to look at their world differently.

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  • Commended, Booklist Editors' Choices, 2007
  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, 2005
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2005

Rights Sold

  • Arabic - Dar El Ilm Lilmalayian
  • English (Korea) - Woongjin Thinkbig Book Club
  • English (US) - Scholastic Inc.
  • English (World Education) - McGraw Hill
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Italian - Editrice Il Castoro
  • Japanese -Fukuinkan Shoten
  • Korean - Book Bank Publishing
  • Portuguese - Editora Bizâncio

Selling Points

  • An appealing picture book through which both young and old can share the delights of childhood.
  • Award-winning illustrator!
  • Curriculum applications in the areas of Science and Technology, Math and Language Arts.


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Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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