Every Second

Have you ever wondered what happens around the world in each and every second of the day? Find out in this striking portrait of our world in numbers that makes statistics fun and accessible to children!

Have you ever wondered what happens around the world in each and every second of the day?

How many text messages are sent? How much ice cream is eaten? How many plastic bottles are recycled?

Every Second offers a unique introduction to numbers and statistics, perfect for children in kindergarten and elementary school. Full of fascinating and fun facts, and clear, colourful infographic illustrations, this book will help develop math skills and an understanding of our world.

This book also provides the perfect launch-pad for thought and discussion about a wide range of issues, including the environment.

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Author & Illustrator: Bruno Gibert

  • Age Range: 5 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 5
  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: What on Earth Books (May 5, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1912920301
  • ISBN-13: 978-1912920303
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.4 x 11.1 inches


School Library Journal

"This book will amuse and enlighten young or casual readers; more thoughtful readers will appreciate its global perspective and many ideas to ponder."

Kirkus Reviews

“What goes on around the world in every tick of the clock? In this graphically stylish exploration of what might happen in a second, Gibert goes for hard numbers."

Youth Services Book Review

"Those who enjoy books such as If You Hopped Like a Frog, or How Much is a Million? may find this book interesting. Also, teachers may find it useful as a model text to have students create their own infographics”

Time for Kids

“A book of incredible facts from our fast-moving world.”

Reading Rockets

Colorful, bold graphic illustrations punctuate the statistics cited with sources noted at the end. The eye-popping numbers and images are sure to ignite wonder if not curiosity.”

@KatePoelsWrites (Instagram blog)

"This is such a brilliant concept and will really appeal to anyone who likes facts and figures. It is full of bizarre and interesting insights into what goes on in our world every single second of the day ... Very thought provoking, especially when comparisons can be made between things such as money spent on weapons and arms, versus that spent on humanitarian aid. It is well laid out with beautiful graphics to support each page and would make a lovely gift book."

Teach Early Years Magazine

"Young children love to learn about the world around them, and are full of questions. This Bruno Gilbert book will feed their imaginations, and give them another dozen reasons to ask “Why?” So, whether you are interested in how many lightning strikes there are each second, or the volume of cow farts produced each second, there is something in here to tickle everyone’s imagination!"

Armadillo Magazine

"Every Second appeals on a visual as well as informative level. Gilbert has used a stylish palette and bold, graphic illustrations to add punch to the, at times uncomfortable, facts included. As you'd expect from a text published by What on Earth Books, this is a thought-provoking picture book for a more enlightened generation."

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