By Author / Illustrator
What on Earth Publishing Ltd
This striking portrait of our world in numbers makes statistics fun and accessible to children and their grown-ups.
Every second, somewhere across the globe, an aeroplane takes off and another one lands. Two people die, and four babies enter the world. 15,000 plastic bottles are produced and 1,600 are recycled. 8,000 scoops of ice cream are eaten, 200,000 text messages are sent. This book of remarkable facts, lushly illustrated with memorable infographics, reveals the incredible things that happen each and every second in our world.
Every Second: 100 lightening strikes, 8000 scoops of ice cream, 200000 text messages, 3 million litres of cow burps and other incredible things that happen each second around the world.
This is a highly visual portrait of the statistics the author has researched. Taking just one second as a starting point, the author guides us through the many things that happen around the world.
Using facts from nature, space and human life, the book is fascinating and would make an excellent starting point for further debate and research. While older children may find the text a little sparse and younger children may find some of the numbers too large, this book would have a welcome place on any classroom bookshelf.
The author has chosen to layout the facts in a logical manner: each double page linking or complementing each other. This is a book for dipping into, for memorising facts and figures to wow audiences with, and to use a starting point for research. Recommended for Year 1 upwards.
56 pages / Ages 6+ / Reviewed by Bryony Davies, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 7+