One Boy

One Boy Cover

One Boy

By Laura Vaccaro Seeger; Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596432741, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2008

Description

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.



About the Author
Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and the recipient of a 2008 Caldecott Honor, Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for both 2009 and 2008, a 2007 New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, and the 2007 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book. Her books include First the Egg, The Hidden Alphabet, and Dog and Bear, among others. 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.


Praise For One Boy

“Laura Vaccaro Seeger proves herself a master of the concept book, once again combining text, art and design into a uniquely crafted ‘early reader’.” —Philadelphia Parents Express

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