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Every Second

Every Second

About the Book

Author: Bruno Gilbert

Age Range: 5-7 Years 7-11 Years

Publisher: What on Earth Books

Price: £12.99

Review

Every second, somewhere across the globe, four babies are born, 500 pairs of shoes are sold and 8,000 scoops of ice cream are eaten.

This lushly illustrated non-fiction book has a simple premise – each page documents a different jaw-dropping statistic about the incredible things that happen each and every second in our world.

The clean, colourful infographics are the perfect launchpad for classroom discussions about a wide range of issues, including the environment.

The statistics would also be a great jumping-off point for a maths project.

How can we work out the difference between how many plastic bottles are produced and how many are recycled? What about the number of trees cut down versus the number that are planted?

Mildly naughty numbers about the amount of farts produced and the weight of poo created will get your class giggling.

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