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What do you do when you're one of ten children? If you're the only pink armadillo and all your siblings are green, then you know you are meant to stand out. But how? Well, if you are best at everything, it shouldn't be hard! In this eye-catching tale, the off-beat narrative is as inventive-and as kid friendly-as the graphically stunning artwork. Vladimir Radunsky offers ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 13th 2003 by Viking Juvenile
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(One) #1 is about an armadillo that look different than the rest of this family because his skin color is pink. Since he does not have the same physical characteristics as everyone else he believes is makes him better. Throughout the story the armadillo lists everything he is better at compared to his siblings. This book reminds me of the story about the ugly duckling, but unlike the duck that feels ashamed because it looks different the the armadillo embraces his uniqueness. This sends a ...more
Armadillo Six--that's his name, Six--insists he is Number One. He's #1, he's the best, and he won't let anyone forget it. He's the tallest, he's the smartest, he's the fastest, he's the #1 inventor, the bravest and the strongest. He's just #1, period. When his family has had enough, they tell him that he is indeed, #1: the #1 "clown, show-off, chatterbox, storyteller, dreamer!" Kids will get a kick out of Six's bragging, especially when they recognize he is wrong about his abilities (check out ...more
Born in the Ural Mountains of Russia, Vladimir Radunsky migrated to the United States in 1982, when he was still a relatively young man. Since then he has become well known for his brightly colored artwork and dynamic collages. Among the many children's books he has illustrated are the Candlewick Press titles HOWDI DO, BLING BLANG, and MY DOLLY, in which his vibrant images bring to life the ...moreMore about Vladimir Radunsky...