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One Boy
by Laura Vaccaro
Seeger

What It's About
Die cuts on full page flaps transform this counting book into a book of discovery and imagination. It's a bit hard to explain, but each number has two different looks, although just one spread. The second 'look' is created through the movement of flaps that feature cleverly placed die cuts.  Kirkus called Seeger "an emerging master of the concept book" and the more books we see by her, the more we agree. Using flaps to expose and/or hide parts of images is not a new idea for picture books, but Seeger does it so well you'll think it's the first time you've seen such a book.

Awards Won
* American Library Association Notable Children's Book
* Natl Cncl of Teachers of English Notable Children’s Book

* Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for Humor

Reading Levels
Interest Level: PreS-Gr.2          Difficulty Level: age 4-8

Peek Inside
Below are sample spreads from inside One Boy. It's a bit hard to explain, but each number has two different looks, although just one spread. The second spread shown in these examples below are created through the movement of flaps that featured cleverly placed die cuts.

books for teaching numbers & counting  or    more Laura Vaccaro Seeger books

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