|World in a second|
Author: Martins, Isabel Minhos
Inspired by the question, "What are they doing right at this moment on the other side of the world?" this book focuses on natural and human events happening all over the world in the same second.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/01/15)
School Library Journal (05/01/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2015 Gr 4 Up—This mesmerizing picture book shows events all over the world that take only a second to elapse. Beginning with the opening page ("Every time a second crosses the world…millions of things happen, here, there, everywhere…"), scenes unfold, depicting activities both typical and unexpected (a volcano erupting, an old woman getting ready to go to sleep, a house being demolished). The book concludes with a map of the world that indicates where and when each moment took place. The text is straightforward, but the illustrations are stupendous. Deceptively simple, the art is flat, with a graphic feel, featuring a muted palette. Perspective is critical to the effectiveness of the images; they're presented from various creative points of view that influence viewers' perception of the scene. Teachers can easily use the spreads as writing prompts for students. VERDICT A work of art, with much potential classroom usage.—Maggie Chase, Boise State University, ID - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.