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Only One Neighborhood
One bakery has many different breads; in one school there are many children. This unique book uses a busy city neighborhood to teach the concept of one versus many. The same author-and-artist team that created the evergreen title Only One takes children on a tour of shops, the firehouse, and more via a simple, soothing text and extraordinary woodblock illustrations. At the ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 6th 2007 by Dutton Juvenile
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This book has an excellent anticipatory text, beautiful illustrations, a seasonal component, and a good message. It begins, "There may be only one neighborhood, but there is so much in it. There may be only one bakery, but there are many kinds of bread. There may be only one pet store, but there are many animals..." It continues around the block, concluding with a school. Then it took a somewhat unpredictable turn: "In one city, there are many neighborhoods. In one country, there are many cities ...more
This will be great for teachers doing units about neighborhoods, and for just plain reading together. But I am not rating this as highly because I don't care for the artwork. It may be by a "prizewinning artist" but the scratchy, blurry style she uses here doesn't really encourage children to pour over the "many" objects in each picture.
Apr 02, 2013 Vicki rated it it was amazing
What a lovely book! A great to one to get children thinking about their community environment and understand the concept of elementary geography. I have only one comment, there should be a page that shows and reads - "There may be only one library, but there are many books." the illustrations are nice with a chalky/crayony effect.
This book is simple however it highlights a great variety in many common places that children are familiar with. The overall theme to this book is peace and diversity. The quality of the pictures is warm and inviting which makes this a good choice for independent reading along with the ease of the text; most 5 year old children would be able to read or at least pretend read this book.
Marc Harshman is the poet laureate of West Virginia, appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in May 2012. His poems have appeared in such publications as Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, The Progressive, Appalachian Heritage, Bateau, and Fourteen Hills. Other poems have been anthologized by Kent State University, the University of Iowa, University of Georgia, and the University of Arizona.More about Marc Harshman...
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