Author(s): Kathryn Otoshi

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Two is best friends with One. Whenever they'd get the chance, they'd dance! She'd sing and snap. He'd tappity-tap. What a pair they made! At the end of each day, they'd always say, "ONE, TWO, I'll count on you, 'til the end, we'll be best friends." Until Three jumps in between them . . . Suddenly One only wants to play with Three. "ONE, THREE, odds we'll be!" they chant. Two feels left out. But what can she do? Another character-building counting book by award-winning author Kathryn Otoshi, Two is a powerful story of friendship, loss, letting go, and self-discovery.


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"Otoshi's cognitive behavioral approach suggests that heroic action isn't always something that can be seen; it's something that happens inside. Clearly meant for public readaloud and classroom discussion, this is a polished, on-message opening for dialogue about bullying, mean girls, and other social plagues." - Publishers Weekly "Two felt blue. 'What did I do?' 'Let it go,' said Zero 'Just ignore them,' added Four. But Two couldn't let go. At every turn, what did she see? One playing with - Three!" - from the book

Children's book author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi's book One was the winner of 15 awards, including the E. B. White Read Aloud Honor Book and the Teacher's Choice Award. She lives in Marin County, CA.

General Fields

  • : 9780972394666
  • : KO Kids Books
  • : KO Kids Books
  • : September 2014
  • : 260mm X 235mm X 18mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kathryn Otoshi
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : From P
  • : 40
  • : Color illustrations throughout