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One boy / Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

Book Book (2008.)
Description: p. cm.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2008.
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  • ISBN: 9781596432741
  • ISBN: 1596432748
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Summary: A boy creates ten paintings in this counting book that also explores the relationship of words within words.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 October #2
    "*Starred Review* Seeger's First the Egg (2007) was named both a Caldecott Honor Book and Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book. Here, she brings her considerable ingenuity to another clever picture book that works on many levels. On its surface, it is a one-to-ten counting book, illustrated with bright, simple pictures in saturated colors and heavy black outlines. Precise die cuts in every other page add another level of sophistication. On a two-page spread, text on the left identifies what's to be counted—"THREE APES," for example— while a die cut in the right-hand page exposes a picture of the subject through the hole. Turn the page, and the die cut frames a piece of the text from the previous spread, incorporating it into a new phrase that spells out a new situation—"BIG ESCAPE"—that is illustrated on the opposite page. And if that weren't enough, the final spread links the entire book together with a string of consecutive images that is delightfully surprising. More than just a picture book to be enjoyed by countless counting toddlers, this offers deft wordplay to engage beginning readers, and enough provocative substance to entertain older children as well. A delight for a wide audience." Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2008 July #1

    Seeger (First the Egg ) crafts another nifty peek-a-boo book, counting to 10 and identifying new words by exposing or covering letters with die-cuts. A square die-cut on the cover frames the head of the title character, who is quickly introduced: as readers turn to the first spread, Seeger offers a numeral one and "one boy" on the verso page, with the boy framed in a rectangle on the right. A turn of the page shifts the opening to the left side and the words "all alone" appear, with "alone" incorporating "one." The boy now is visible without the frame, seated among empty chairs, a knapsack and paintbrushes by his side. This pattern repeats with "two seals/ at the sea," the "sea" derived from "seals." "Three apes," behind die-cut bars of a cage, make a "big escape." Aside from "four monkeys" who "[hold] the key" to the apes' cage, the images do not form a continuous narrative. Instead, the "one boy" reappears, and with the words "all done," he walks away from the book's 10 images, his paintbrushes dripping. Seeger uses pared-down digital art and flat saturated colors, trading in her characteristic handmade appeal for a slick look. But she's innovative as ever, improving a standard-issue concept with a game of words inside words. Ages 2–6. (Sept.)

    [Page 57]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2008 October

    PreS-Gr 2— Seeger's ability to transform everyday words and objects into an amazing concept book continues with One Boy . Using the numbers 1 through 10, her signature die-cut pages, and a vocabulary that is designed to show words inside other words, the author has engineered a tribute to wordplay that is unmatched. On readers' first trip through the text, it will appear that the 10 objects are loosely linked only by their spelling patterns ("Two seals,/At the sea"; "Ten ants/In your pants"). As the story concludes, however, it becomes clear that all of the art was painted by the "one boy" who started it all. Youngsters will quickly return to the beginning to study the paintings more closely. While preschoolers will enjoy the book's design and take pleasure in guessing at what is next to appear, it is children who are beginning to develop their sight vocabulary who will most appreciate Seeger's efforts. This is one boy who won't be left alone for long.—Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA

    [Page 124]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Citation:

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. "One boy." New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2008.

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