“The World In a Second”

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9781592701575_p0_v1_s114x166“The World In a Second” is the collaborative work of Portuguese writer Isabel Minhos Martins and illustrator Bernardo P. Carvalho.  The work is inspired by the question “What are they doing on the other side of the world right now?”  Beautifully illustrated on thick paper stock, Carvalho uses bright colors and expressively drawn faces to answer the book’s important question.

On the first page the author begins the adventure by writing “While you turn the pages of this book, the world doesn’t stop.”  Each subsequent page explains in a short sentence what people around the world are doing as the reader turns each page.

The book lends itself to much discussion and probably can be read again and again.  Each reading will reveal something different to the reader.

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