I'm Number One
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
How do you deal with a bully? A stellar author-illustrator team shows that a touch of playfulness can go a long way.
Little wind-up soldier A-One is in charge. At least that’s what he tells the other toys: Sally, Maddy, and Sid. When he tells them to turn his key, they do it. When he tells them they’re no good, they feel bad. He calls them all kinds of things: no good, hopeless, the worst. Or was that hope-use, good-no, and less-less? Somehow, stringing all those mean words together makes them start to sound, well, silly — and even though A-One doesn’t mean to, he finds himself smiling too. From the incomparable Michael Rosen and Bob Graham comes an insightful, child-friendly tale about learning how to be one of the gang.
Michael Rosen, the current British Children’s Laureate, has written many acclaimed books for children, including WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and THIS IS OUR HOUSE, illustrated by Bob Graham. Michael Rosen lives in London.
Bob Graham is the beloved author-illustrator of many books, including "LET'S GET A PUP," SAID KATE; DIMITY DUMPTY; and HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING. He collaborated with Michael Rosen previously on THIS IS OUR HOUSE. Bob Graham lives in Australia.