One

One

by Kathryn Otoshi

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Overview


Blue is a quiet color. Red’s a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple don’t like what they see, but what can they do? When no one speaks up, things get out of hand — until One comes along and shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count. As budding young readers learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, they also learn about accepting each other's differences and how it sometimes just takes one voice to make everyone count.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972394642
Publisher: KO Kids Books
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 31,678
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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One 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Alayne-Kay-Christian More than 1 year ago
It is a pleasure to read "One" with my four-year-old granddaughter. "One" is a simple book with few words and lots of white space on the pages. Its simplicity makes it easy for my granddaughter to focus and offers a serene reading experience for me. There is a certain amount of magic in this book as the paint blotches and numbers come alive on the pages and easily create emotion and empathy in readers. Kathryn Otoshi's use of colors and numbers as characters offers immediate familiarity to children. It is a brilliant approach, considering colors and numbers are a big part of a young child's learning world. My granddaughter seems to feel quite accomplished when she identifies the colors and numbers in this book. The second time we read the story, my granddaughter was already filling in the words as I intentionally left them out. She loves the parts when Red gets bigger, and bigger, and BIGGER and then later in the story gets very . . . very . . . very small. She also likes it when One enters the story. Ms. Otoshi presents this transition perfectly. Just when all the colors are feeling a little blue because Red was mean to them, One shows up. One is different. He is funny and makes the colors laugh. At this point, a little smile lights up my granddaughter's face. She also likes it when all the colors finally stand up to Red. When the story is over, I ask her what she should say when someone is mean to her. She replies, "No." As an IPPY Award silver medalist, I purchased "One" to see what a gold medalist had to offer, so that I might learn and be inspired. I know a good book when I see one, and I now understand why "One" took the gold.
BarbaraG More than 1 year ago
One by Kathryn Otoshi finds the color Blue, who's content with himself most of the time, being pushed around by the color Red. The other colors really like Blue and they try to convince him of his worth, but they will NOT stand up for Blue when Red comes around. As a result, they end up being bullied by (and scared of) Red as well. Will someONE take a stand and help Red change his behavior? Sure enough, but I won't ruin it for you except to say that this is ONE book that you won't want to miss. It handles the topic of bullying with sensitivity and class. Kudos to the author; the students in my school connected with the storyline and thoroughly appreciated its ending.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
One is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son received this book for his 4th birthday and it has become one of his very favorites. He relates to the "characters" (i.e. colors) in the story and the myriad of lessons provided about bullying, friendship, and standing up for ONEself. We gave this book as an end-of-school-year present to his teachers and the principal. They all loved it!
kristine.rouska on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Otoshi uses colors and counting to discuss bullying. She makes the characters relatable (while they are colors) and uses rhyming to keep the attention of the children. The images are whimsical and artistic. And the message of only needing "One" to stand up against bullying is a powerful message for children.
bsalomon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When blue is picked on in school, 1 stands up to red. This encourages the other colors to do the same. This is a great book that teaches children about bullies, and what you can do if there is a bully in your school. Kathryn Otoshi uses colors to represent people, which is very great and cleaver.
fvalle89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A read aloud for a fourth grade class on the second day of school. Addresses other themes like bullying, new students in school, standing up for yourself and being accepting. Also teaches numbers and colors. I enjoyed it and the themes. Class review: 5 stars
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A unique way to learn the numbers and colors while also learning about standing up for yourself and for others and handling bullying. The colorful shapes are characters that take on personalities of their own. The colors and brushstrokes bring them to life.
lorinhigashi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"One" is one of those books that you need in your library, at home and in the classroom. It uses simple watercolors as illustrations yet captures the reader with its powerful message, that it only takes one to stand up. The writing seems simple yet has a deeper meaning in the story - blue is a color and also representing the feeling of sadness, red is a color and also representing the act of being mean, one is a number and represents the one who can represent the change. This book is a great resource for talking to children about bullying and being an ally and not a bystander.
Artobsessed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Blue is a quiet color. Red¿s a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple don¿t like what they see, but what can they do? When no one speaks up, things get out of hand ¿ until One comes along and shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count. As budding young readers learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, they also learn about accepting each other's differences and how it sometimes just takes one voice to make everyone count.
burlandbulldogs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love the concept of using colors and the single number "1" to demonstrate the concept of bullying and how it takes one person to stand up to the bully.
ydraughon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I used this book when introducing adding and subtracting one. The students enjoyed the story of the number one and how she helps the primary colors stand together and be counted. Kindergarden teachers can use this book to teach counting as well as primary and secondary colors. It can also be usd to teach about bullying.
cmm66 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely the best children's book out today. This book teaches so many wonderful concepts - from letter, number, word and color recognition to addressing childhood bullying and acceptance and inclusion of others in a very unique way. It teaches children how to take a stand and be kind to others in clear and simple prose they can understand. The illustrations are beautiful as well and it's fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly exceptional in its ability to teach children about bullying through the use of colors.  It is simple enough for kids as young as 3 or 4, yet the message can be understood by children much older.  As a preschool teacher, I had privilege of watching this book be performed by 4 year olds in a play, and it was incredible to see how they were able to conceptualize the story.  I highly recommend this book to anyone with children!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BOOK AND THE VALUES DISPLAYED.
StardustAR More than 1 year ago
Bullying has always been around but it has not been so publicized as it is today. One is a wonderful book that highlights anti-bullying in thoughtful way. Students can learn about colors, numbers, and self-empowerment.
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This book is amazing! So many life lessons for children. Bullying, sticking together, supporting each other, etc. The use of colors and numbers are genious. I often refer to this book when teaching children. There are so many way to present this book. However, to get the full perspective of this book I suggest you read it more than one time. I learned so much more by rereading it. I hope there is a sequel - I can't wait for the next book to come out!!
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I bought this for a friend's 7-yr-old son. He loved it and so did his 3-yr-old brother. Great lesson on bullying.