One Is a Piñata (Hardcover)

A Book of Numbers (Learn to Count Books, Numbers Books for Kids, Preschool Numbers Book)

By Roseanne Greenfield Thong, John Parra (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452155845, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
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One is a rainbow. One is a cake. One is a piñata that's ready to break! In this lively picture book, a companion to the Pura Belpré–honored Green Is a Chile Pepper, children discover a fiesta of numbers in the world around them, all the way from one to ten: Two are maracas and cold ice creams, six are salsas and flavored aguas. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this vibrant book enumerates the joys of counting and the wonders that abound in every child's day!

About the Author

Roseanne Greenfield Thong has lived in Guatemala and Mexico and is the author of more than a dozen award-winning children's books, including Round Is a Tortilla, Wish, 'Twas Nochebuena, Día de Los Muertos, and Green Is a Chile Pepper. She now lives in Orange County, California.

John Parra is an award-winning illustrator whose books have received starred reviews. He has received the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for illustration, the International Latino Book Award for Best Children's Book Illustrations, and three Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor awards. He lives in Queens, New York.

Praise For One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers (Learn to Count Books, Numbers Books for Kids, Preschool Numbers Book)

"An obvious choice for any picture book collection, this book teaches counting skills and new words while celebrating Hispanic and Latinx culture." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Parra's paintings are full of life, matching the text and enhancing the narrative. an easy language-learning tool." —Booklist

"From one to 10, this addition to a beautiful series brightly conveys the delight to be found in family, friends, and neighborhood gatherings." -—Publishers Weekly

"Each friendly page beckons - to find stuff to count, or just to imagine lying on the beach under one of the five palapas." —The New York Times