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A Book for Everyone's Shelf!

One by Kathryn Otoshi
This book is a must have in all households and all classrooms. Lately, there has been so much talk about bullying and how to stop it, how to defend against it. Well, Otoshi nailed it. Check out this great book:

by Kathryn Otoshi

Editorial Review and Description:

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Blue is a quiet color. Red’s a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple don’t like what they see, but what can they do? When no one speaks up, things get out of hand — until One comes along and shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count. As budding young readers learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, they also learn about accepting each other’s differences and how it sometimes just takes one voice to make everyone count.

MY REVIEW:  This book is marketed as a toddler and preK book, but honestly, it’s perfect for elementary and tweenies as well. My two year old totally understands that red is being mean and hurtful to blue and the other colors; and my 8 year old completely gets the full effect and consequence of the bullying, as well as the power of “1”.

Teaching us to take a stand and showing us the power we have when we stand together, that is what “One” is mostly about. But beyond these great lessons, it also shows us, even bad people can change. This I liked. A lot!

A very complex topic, in a simple and enjoyable book. Excellent for little and big people alike. Definitely a favorite.