I'm Number One (Hardcover)

By Michael Rosen, Bob Graham (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763645359, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 22, 2009

List Price: 16.99*
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How do you deal with a bully? A stellar author-illustrator team shows that a touch of playfulness can go a long way. (Age 3 and up)

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.

About the Author

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.