Only One

Only One

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by Marc Harshman, Barbara Garrison
     
 

A novel counting book, centered around a county fair and featuring delightful illustrations, shows how single things can combine to make something unique, new and utterly wondrous.

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A novel counting book, centered around a county fair and featuring delightful illustrations, shows how single things can combine to make something unique, new and utterly wondrous.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-An ersatz counting book that confuses rather than clarifies its concepts. It starts out with the statement, ``There may be a million stars, but there is only one sky'' and works its way down through 50,000 bees and only one hive, to 12 eggs making only one dozen, and then proceeding down to one. The number relationships are not consistent and so become obscured. In some cases, a collective noun is used, such as in 11 cows but only one herd; in another case an equivalent is offered, as in 10 cents make one dime; and in others, individual parts of a larger whole form the entry, e.g., 4 wheels but only one wagon. Garrison's unique illustrations are collographs, collages of various materials glued down on cardboard and then inked and printed on a press and washed with watercolor. The pictures have an antique, sepia look and are in keeping with the book's county fair theme carried out in the depictions of farm animals, merry-go-rounds, and mid-way games. This effort may have some merit for its art technique, but for coherent number concepts, don't count on it.-Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525651161
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,082,735
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Marc Harshman has published several books for children.

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Only One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is a book about a child finding his or her way through the complicated adult world of numbers. It's not a book for natural bean-counters. It's for those who desire to awaken the creative human possibilities in numbers that rise above thoughtless quantification. If a child you know hates math, buy this book to teach them the relative value of quanitification.