In Just One Second by Silvio Freytes

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An ingenious and fascinating picture book from South America introduces young children to the concept of time


A strikingly original picture book that will appeal to a range of readers, stimulate interesting discussions, and increase awareness of the visual richness of the world, this fun story shows a series of captivating scenes from a suburban street: a baby tries to play a game, a burglar starts running down the street, a hairdresser spots an old customer, and a dogcatcher sneaks up on a stray dog. Some scenes are funny, some exciting, and some are just intriguing. The final page shows that these events have one thing in common—they're all happening in the same exact moment of time. As well as providing a colorful and entertaining streetscape for children to explore, this award-winning picture book also encourages kids to consider all the things that are happening in just one second in their own worlds.


About Silvio Freytes

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Silvio Freytes is a popular writer for children throughout the Spanish-speaking world. He is the author of Solo un segundo/Only a Second. Flavio Morais is a commercial illustrator whose work has appeared in Marie Claire and Vogue magazines. His illustrations for this book won him the prestigious Daniel Gil Book Design Award.
Published July 9, 2010 by Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.