One Hardcover – Oct 1 2008
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About the Author
Kathryn Otoshi is a cat lover and an award-winning author and illustrator who has always wanted to do a children's picture book based on her own Japanese heritage. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, Daniel, and two cockatiels.
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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!
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!
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Great book, show very nicely about how not to be bullied.
I'm presenting it at my daughter book club, will see how it will go...
Fabulous book for kids about the importance of having a voice and courage.Published 7 months ago by Lisa Barley
Excellent book. Teaches kids that its not ok to be a bully. Educational and very meaningful.Published 10 months ago by Heavensecret
Love this book. Every parent and teacher should read this book to their kids.Published 19 months ago by anonymous
Colour to talk about bullying is so unique. The message is given in a very subtle way. The book is aimed at primary level. It is worth having it in your collection.Published on Aug. 5 2011 by toby