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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that nearly every book Laura Vaccaro Seeger has written, this one included, has received numerous awards. This book has been named the Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2008, ALA Book Links "Lasting Connections of 2008", A New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2008, and Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
Is It Any Good?
From the dye-cut red cover to the final page, ONE BOY captures the mind and the eye, making it a great choice for kids beginning to count as well as those learning to read. The colors are playfully bright, the text (and font it is printed in) is simple, and the use of the die-cut opening is a clever way to introduce the more complicated idea of words within words. On top of all that, this is also the story of one boy, his imagination, and his paintings. Even with its final "ants in the pants" scenario that could make some readers squeamish, this is a very friendly, comfortable, beautiful book, and one worthy of the awards it has already received.
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