Just how many things can "one" be?
One box of crayons.
One batch of cookies.
From veteran picture book author George Shannon and up-and-coming artist Blanca Gomez comes a playful, interactive book that shows how a family can be big or small and comprised of people of a range of genders and races.
About the Author
George Shannon, author of Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?, has loved books and cookies since he was too young to walk. His mother baked him cookies; both parents read him stories. As an adult George has written many books, and baked (and eaten) too many cookies to count. His favorite cookies to bake for friends are orange chocolate chip shortbread cookies. Picking a favorite cookie to eat is too hard!
Blanca Gomez started creating illustrations for her mother when she was a kid. Now, she illustrates for clients around the world. Blanca lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
“The breadth of diversity on display is refreshing: families include multigenerational homes, interracial marriage, neighboring households, children who identically resemble their parents and those who don't.” —Booklist
“Round-faced, rosy-cheeked characters representing a broad array of races, cultures, and familial make-up populate this loving concept book about the multitudes contained in the number one: "One is five. One bunch of bananas. One hand of cards. One family. In Shannon's simple, lyrical text, well-chosen, child-accessible details suggest larger concepts of unity and collectivity, differences and commonalities, while still bolstering the fundamentals of enumeration.” —Horn Book
“The text is focused and precise, and the examples are often friendly ("One pile of pups") and sometimes rhyming ("One house of bears. One bowl of pears"), making for a cozy read-aloud that trips agreeably off the tongue. There's an entertaining seek-and-find element to the cited objects, perfect for sharp young eyes, and a closing spread identifies all the countable objects spread by spread. Complicate your counting curricula in the nicest possible way with this.” —BCCB