International Rights

A Second Is a Hiccup

  • ISBN 9780439946100, Paperback
  • 32 Pages | Ages 4 to 8
This lyrical poem that plays out the joys of childhood in seconds, hours, weeks and years is a wonderful choice for bedtime, playtime or anytime! Happy thoughts on ever-longer periods of time spiral out in easy rhymes, as illustrations full of colour, light and energy reflect the perfection of childhood days. A charming picture book that introduces children to the concept of time and encourages them to look at their world differently.

Rights Sold

  • Arabic – Dar El Ilm Lilmalayian
  • English (Korea) – Woongjin Thinkbig Book Club
  • English (US) – Scholastic Inc.
  • English (World Education) – McGraw Hill
  • French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic
  • Italian – Editrice Il Castoro
  • Japanese -Fukuinkan Shoten
  • Korean – Book Bank Publishing
  • Portuguese – Editora Bizâncio

Selling Points

• An appealing picture book through which both young and old can share the delights of childhood. • Award-winning illustrator! • Curriculum applications in the areas of Science and Technology, Math and Language Arts.


  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, 2005
  • Commended, Booklist Editors' Choices, 2007
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2005

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