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One Boy [Hardcover]

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
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Sept. 2 2008


ONE BOY is a perfect example of why Kirkus Reviews calls Laura Vaccaro Seeger the “emerging master of the concept book”—a die-cut book exploring counting and words-withinwords, and the power of art and imagination. At the start, readers see a sad boy surrounded by empty, lonely chairs. At his feet is a bag with paint brushes peeking out. The text reads “ONE boy” which—with a turn of the page and a look through a cleverly cut hole—turns into “all alONE.” Page after page, the book becomes populated with seals, apes, and monkeys, all examples of words-within-words. Finally, we come back to “ONE boy” who is “all dONE,” and we discover where all the characters came from.

One Boy is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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“Laura Vaccaro Seeger proves herself a master of the concept book, once again combining text, art and design into a uniquely crafted ‘early reader’.” —Philadelphia Parents Express

About the Author

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and the recipient of a 2008 Caldecott Honor, Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for both 2009 and 2008, a 2007 New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, and the 2007 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book. Her books include First the Egg, The Hidden Alphabet, and Dog and Bear, among others.
Raised on Long Island, New York, Seeger began drawing at two years old and never stopped. For as long as she remembers, she wanted to write picture books. She received her B.F.A. degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York, and  then moved to Manhattan, where she worked as an animator, artist, and editor in the network television business.
Seeger lives in Rockville Centre, Long Island, with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper. She loves painting, surfing, tennis, playing the piano, and spending time with her family. She takes long walks at the beach every day and paints in her studio every night.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Seeger is a favorite at our house Feb. 10 2009
We maintain a selection of books for 4 grandchildren under age 3. One Boy and other books by Laura Vaccaro Seeger are favorites. She is deservedly an award winning children's author and illustrator.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learning to read and count at the same time in one book for one boy Feb. 17 2009
By Itami Sou - Published on Amazon.com
This was an amazing book. I am teaching my grand son to read/count and learn English all in one book. Pictures are very good, all very memorable. Peek-a-boo aspect of the book appeals to the children. It is a real page turner for young children. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, creative, a True Delight! Jan. 6 2009
By Doug Bowker - Published on Amazon.com
Our two and half year old loves this book and it's been a favorite of my wife an I too. Each page has a clever cutout over the picture, which when turned reveals some fanciful addition to what the subject is. Example: 3 Apes, (you see their heads mostly) then turns to Big Escape, in which you see they happily got out of their cage. Each picture and number up to ten goes like this and all are quite fun for everyone. Beautiful production and printing quality too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Boy Feb. 5 2009
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
One Boy is a great book for children and adults of all ages. One Boy is very simple but the way the illustrations are put down looks great. For example, for the number one it says one boy and when you turn the page it says all alone and the picture extends. Most of the pictures are animals. I would definitely recommend this book to children and adults.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works even for those children who have outgrown the 'counting phase' May 27 2010
By utbtkids - Published on Amazon.com
Having two kids 18 months apart, my challenge is to find books that works well with both ages. I want to challenge my older one, while make the younger one participate without feeling inadequate. Few books like One Boy, appeals to them both.

While it functions as a basic counting book for my younger one, the clever windows in the book show how one word can be a part of another for my older one.

For example we see ONE on one page and when we turn the page, the window on the next page shows how ONE is a part of the word ALONE. So it is ONE BOY...ALL ALONE.

So even before she turned the pages, my older one was guessing what new word can be formed from this give word. Fun book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for early readers Sept. 24 2009
By S. L. Nichols - Published on Amazon.com
I really like this book. I picked it up at the library and pretty much in 1 sitting my son, who is 3-1/2 could read along with me. In fact, he was so excited that he could read it, he wanted to bring it into his preschool class to show the other children that he could read. This book not only incorporates site reading, but also math and counting. I liked it so much, I purchased a copy for myself.
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