Non Fiction Review: Every Second

Every Second by Bruno Gibert
Every Second
by Bruno Gibert

4 out of 5 stars

This book features things that happen each second around the world. 4 babies are born and 2 people die every second. 40 pairs of jeans and 48 smartphones are bought every second. 100 lightning bolts strike the earth every second! From natural phenomenon to text messages, this book gives some surprising numbers about how often things happen every second.

I liked how this book was organized! All the facts are really interesting, and they are illustrated with crisp art work. I also appreciated that the sources for all these numbers are listed in the back of the book, so you can determine for yourself how reliable the source might be.
I was fascinated to see some of the remarkable numbers in these facts. For instance 12,100 pounds of sugar are eaten every second. That is insane to me! Even in the whole world of people eating sugar, that is a crazy number.

Another startling one is that the Sahara desert loses 11,500 pounds of sand carried away by the wind every second. I mean, I knew that Sahara desert sand is capable of being blown all over the world, but wow.

The art work is colorful and has a cartoon style like the cover. I really liked the striking simplicity of the art. The designs are interesting and really emphasize the text.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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