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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: KO Kids Books (Oct. 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972394648
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972394642
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"One" is a story that teaches children how to stand up for themselves and others when they come up against people who try to intimidate them ("bullies"), and that it just takes one person to make a difference.

Without giving preconceived ideas about what these "bullies" might look like, the author instead uses colors and numbers to illustrate her point. Although the ending is a bit ideal with the "bully" deciding to accept the invitation by the others to be their friend (which would be wonderful if that was always the outcome!), it does give kids the idea that you can help make a difference in other people's lives.

My 5 yr old son is just starting to have to be introduced to this whole subject, and he loves the clever use of colors, numbers and feelings that are depicted. A wonderful introduction in how to deal with others who try to make you feel bad about yourself, and how to even help them feel better about themselves!
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I stumbled across this book while on vacation and couldn't leave the store without it. I wasn't sure if I could get it in Canada. (Of course, now I know it can be ordered without enormous shipping costs). With the "Imagine a school without bullying" initiatives going on in Ontario, this is one of my favourite finds about bullying. "One" incorporates many topics in a simple, creative, and appealing story. Kathryn Otoshi has found a very imaginative way to teach (not preach) about kindness and getting along with others and to spur conversations about bullying -not just what it is, but also what to do about it. Colours, numbers, and size are woven into the story in a very natural way. As a Kindergarten teacher, I can't wait to incorporate this story into my program and to share it with other teachers at my school! "One" is a valuable story for children and adults alike. Enjoy!
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This book does a great job in conveying how both a bully and a bullied person feel. It makes children understand that it is not alright to stand by and do nothing while bulling is going on. This is a great book, original and interesting. A great book for teachers to read to their class!
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After getting K Otoshi's Zero a couple of years ago as a gift, it was a favourite of my daughter (and me) in a large collection of children's stories. We recently bought another copy of Zero for friends, and decided to add two copies of One to our order because of the positive reviews.

One is even better than Zero.

My six year old understood the underlying message of the book the first time we read it and explained the lesson to her little sister. Realizing that bullying is not acceptable and that it is something that can get worse if treated with apathy is a valuable lesson at any age, but the younger the better. An excellent book to share with your kids - it will probably be on the gift list for future nieces/nephews in our family!
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I'm not going to provide a summary of this work because the "plot" is not really the best part of this work. Don't get me wrong, the plot is good: simple, honest, virtuous, educational, happy, and entertaining. But it's the artwork that really blew me away.

It's so simple, mostly watercolours and mostly quite abstract, and it works perfectly for this work. (Perhaps it's my fascination with and total inability to create watercolour art that's making me a little biased but...) It was so well done that it looks like it took no work at all. It just turned out perfectly the first time.

Check it out and consider purchasing it for the <5 year old child in your life, or add it to your public or school library's collection. Or just hang it on your wall.
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This book is so striking that our school district's primary teachers bought a copy for every school library. The story is simple but clear and direct. Kids love it as a read-aloud, and one clever teacher even turned it into a little play.
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My son is three and he absolutely loves this book.He is constantly asking me to read it. I think it's great becasue it incorporates the numbers and colors and has a great story/lesson. Very orginal idea. Highly recommend this book.
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This book is so great on so many levels. Teaches kids how we should be treating others. I would highly recommend it to parents and teachers to read to their kids.mI love, love love it.
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