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This heartwarming story explores the many ways in which children feel unique and special. Mrs. Matthews's first grade class begins making Christmas decorations, but because Jennifer is Jewish, Mrs. Matthews allows her to make Hanukkah decorations instead. Jennifer enjoys the attention and creates "The Only One Club," of which she is the sole member. When her classmates ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Flashlight Press
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Michael
May 16, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
This is kind of a weird little book, but ultimately clever and memorable. The opening threw me, because it seemed a bit strange that they were all making Christmas decorations instead of learning about all the holidays, maybe I am biased by the Brave New World that is my daughter's preschool. But then it quickly got to the point, which was making a game out of finding uniqueness, instead of scapegoating people who are different.

I was worried at first that this book neglects the personal religiou
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Mrs Bond
May 06, 2011 Mrs Bond rated it liked it
Jennifer decides to start a club for herself, The Only One Club, because she is the only child in her class who is Jewish. The other children want to join as well, because they are the only one of other things (red hair, pet lizard, etc.). Jennifer realizes that everyone is unique and decides to invite everyone to her club.
Chelsea Hall
Jul 26, 2012 Chelsea Hall rated it it was amazing
The Only One Club by Jane Naliboff gives us insight into a little girl's life who is different from the rest. Jennifer is the only Jewish girl in her class, and at Christmas time, she is the only one who celebrates Hanukah. Instead of feeling bad about her differences, Jennifer is proud to be the only one and creates a new club known as "the Only One Club." When other children ask her to be involved and share their unique qualities that make them an "only one" as well, Jennifer has to decide ...more
Amanda Hayes
Oct 13, 2014 Amanda Hayes rated it really liked it
During the holiday season, Jennifer Jacobs discovers that she is the only Jewish student
in her class. She is thrilled and so creates The Only One Club, of which she is the only
glittery-badge-wearing member. When her classmates want to join her exclusive club
Jennifer at first resists, but she later realizes that each person is "the only one" at
something. She makes glittery badges for everyone, and distributes them while revealing
the quality that makes each friend "the only one". This book will en
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The Styling Librarian
The Only One Club by Jane Naliboff, illustrated by Jeff Hopkins – Really cute story with a girl realizing she’s not the only one who has differences. I appreciate how she changes her actions to include others.
Grace
May 19, 2014 Grace rated it it was amazing
I like that she is Jewish and sets up a only one club! Every one in it is the only one of something!
Julia
This book works well on two levels: as a Hanukkah book for holiday storytimes, as well as a delightful story about how everyone is unique in different ways.
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