Just A Minute!: A Crazy Adventure in Time

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9781897349458: Just A Minute!: A Crazy Adventure in Time

Far more than just another picture book, Just a Minute couples a delightfully zany story with a fact-filled look at just what can occur in the course of a minute or an hour, a day, a month, or a year. The story follows Gary, who’s a mere 5 million minutes old, throughout his day, which takes some decidedly unusual turns involving a monkey caper, animals escaping from the zoo and crashing a movie set, and bounteous backyard hi-jinks before the animals can be rounded up and safely returned to their enclosures. As readers hop aboard for the ride, they learn many facts, featured in colorful pop-ups, about what can happen in a minute in the world all around them. With Jeff Szpirglas’ wacky humor on full display, Just a Minute taps into children’s sense of fun while offering an accessible, well-researched look at the meaning of time. A helpful time-facts index is included at the back of the book.

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About the Author:

JEFF SZPIRGLAS is the critically acclaimed author of Gross Universe and Fear this Book, among others. His stories have been published in Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, where he also worked as a kids’ page editor. He has written for the television series' Polka Dot Shorts, Ricky’s Room, and System Crash, and co-produced two radio pieces for CBC’s Out Front. He lives in Toronto, where he influences young minds on a daily basis as an elementary school teacher.

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Dip into the book at any page and you're guaranteed to come across a new piece of information about our world that you've never encountered before...a particularly wonderful book because Szpirglas takes special care to present the facts in an accessible manner.

A book that can be returned to over and over...every page has jokes and fascinating information to catch the eye.

The key here lies in relating time to everyday events, and Just a Minute! is packed with examples that young readers will understand and enjoy.

This book is pure fun with a surprising amount of information included...The illustrations are dramatic, lively, and set a rapid pace for the story. There is so much to discover on every page. Young readers should enjoy the statistics — a lot can happen in just a minute!

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