One Boy

One Boy

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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Overview

This die-cut book explores two (!) concepts: counting and words-within-words, while also telling a satisfying story about the power of art and imagination in one child's life.

ONE boy all alONE

two SEAls in the SEA

three APEs no escAPE

four monKEYs hold the KEY

A boy appears on the scene surrounded by empty chairs and looking awfully lonely. He's got a backpack with a few splattered brushes hanging out. Suddenly, the pages of this book are filled with seals, apes, monkeys, and more. Brilliantly simple, and simply brilliant. T

One Boy is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626722521
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Edition description: New
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 497,580
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

Laura Vaccaro Seeger has been called "the queen of the concept book by The Horn Book and is the winner of many awards including two Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Honors, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. studiolvs.com

Raised on Long Island, New York, Seeger began drawing at two years old and never stopped. For as long as she remembers, she wanted to write picture books. She received her B.F.A. degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York, and then moved to Manhattan, where she worked as an animator, artist, and editor in the network television business.

Seeger lives in Rockville Centre, Long Island, with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper. She loves painting, surfing, tennis, playing the piano, and spending time with her family. She takes long walks at the beach every day and paints in her studio every night.

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One Boy 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
spytel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be interesting on several levels. First off, it has die cut pages, that reveal images and words that children will find very engaging.Secondly, if teaches counting from one to 10, but simultaneously teaches how there can be words within words (such as "three APEs" turning into "big escAPE" depending on which side of the cut out hole you are reading). So young children will be learning something about words and reading, as well as math.Kids should also find the simple illustrations and primary colors interesting.
jpeer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book about seeing numbers and words that can transform into new words through each page. I love the small box that shows part of the image, then can be turned to create a much larger image.
Jingjing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One boy is a simple counting book for primary kids. Not only teach kids to count from 1 to 10, but also teach children the concepts between each words. Children would be very interested in all the cut-off pictures. Media: WatercolorsAge: Primary
jrlandry1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book about some seemingly random images that all come together in the end to be revealed as the paintings of one lonely boy. The book would be great to read to younger children for the counting aspect. The older children would notice how the book finds words within words.
jrlandry1410 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book about some seemingly random images that all come together in the end to be revealed as the paintings of one lonely boy. The book would be great to read to younger children for the counting aspect. The older children would notice how the book finds words within words.
DayehSensei on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A simple tale about a boy and his counting-based art project. Young children will love the colorful, Todd Parr-like illustrations, and the playful Dr. Seuss-like tone. Like "Duck! Rabbit!" by Rosenthal & Lichtenheld, I can see children demanding to read this over and over. This is another simple text that inspires and awes young readers with its simple, bright pictures and simple message.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laura Vaccaro Seeger has found a brilliant way to show how chunks of meaning can hide in the spelling of words. The writing and the design of the book are witty and fun, the fact that it is a counting book is an added bonus. Every child to whom I read this book understands more about written English. I love this book.