One Is Enough

Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
It is really hard to believe that you could tell an interesting story in only thirty unique words, but the author of this title manages to do it. A young girl tells us that one dog, one stick and one branch are enough. It does seem to be a bit of a stretch when one push on a swing and one seed for the garden are sufficient, and certainly one book could never be enough. After moving indoors, she becomes a solitary cook who bakes a cake—a bit lopsided but that is okay, it probably tastes just fine. The book ends with a hug goodnight and the refrain "One is enough for me" which has appeared several times in the text. The art is appealing and emergent readers will have a great sense of accomplishment with this book. A "Rookie Reader" B Level. Included are a word list and brief blurbs about the author and the illustrator. 2005, Children's Press/Scholastic, Ages 3 to 5.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-These easy readers have three very different story lines, different types of color illustrations, and different purposes. What the books have in common is their mediocre quality. The first title follows a little girl through her day. She has one dog, one push on the swing, one book, one dip in her bubble bottle, etc. She smiles throughout and seems perfectly happy because "One is enough." The clear type and repetition are good for early readers but the plot is nonexistent. Clothes fails because of the unattractive cartoon art that is overcrowded and covered with black smudges. This story follows a little boy who realizes that his clothes need to be washed. He's about six or seven and is doing his laundry while his mom watches. No wonder she smiles at the end. Butter uses silly combinations to highlight compound words. A strongman holds a "light house" in one hand opposite a picture of a lighthouse at night. A polka-dotted dragon with wings illustrates "Dragon flies?" while "Dragonflies" shows unrealistic insects wearing glasses. The illustrations are mundane and most of the compound words show no imagination.-Susan Lissim, Dwight School, New York City Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780516252834
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: A Rookie Reader: Repetitive Text
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,424,559
  • Age range: 6 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 3.60 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)