We Are One: How the World Adds Up

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$17.99  $16.73
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
8.4 X 12.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Susan Hood is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Double Take! A New Look at Opposites, illustrated by Jay Fleck; Leaps and Bounce and Rooting for You, both illustrated by Matthew Cordell; The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics, illustrated by Christiane Engel; and Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World, illustrated by 13 extraordinary women. She is the recipient of an E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor, a Christopher Award, a Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and a Golden Kite Award. Susan Hood lives with her family in coastal Connecticut.

Linda Yan is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated for the New York Times, BuzzFeed, Tor Books, and many others. This is her first picture book. Linda Yan lives in the prairies of Canada, but she dreams of one day living in a lighthouse with a bunny and a duck.
An engaging look at the component numbers in just about everything. Hood uses simple rhymed couplets pitched to offer examples of single units composed of one to 10 separate parts. . . . Yan's bright, full-page illustrations in cartoon-animation style star a small, dark-haired, pale-skinned child with a diverse supporting cast of child and animal characters and give energy to every spread. . . . Though some of the references are likely to be new to the audience, the illustrations provide sufficient context to carry the meaning if not all the nuances. . . . Immensely satisfying for young lovers of numbers and fascinating for everyone.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Combining rhyming lines with context beneath, this counting picture book offers a summation of things that exist in the world.
--Publishers Weekly

With a blend of animal characters and humans who are dressed like stars, the illustrations play with the presence of light throughout the story, enforcing the idea in the book that "we're a vast constellation." The colorful, gentle illustrations are perfectly suited to the text, and the book feels very much like a bedtime read that can grow with a curious child.
--School Library Journal

Math meets philosophy, as Hood views numbers, specifically groups of one to ten, through a unique and thought provoking lens. . . Textured and whimsical, Yan's digital illustrations feature a young girl dressed as a golden-yellow star who, ultimately, is joined by a diverse "constellation" of other star-children to celebrate the oneness of humanity.
--The Horn Book

A poetic ode to numeracy, this unique mathematical concept book walks the reader through numbers one through ten and explains how those are significant to a variety of topics. . . . This book would make a lovely addition to any elementary math collection.
--School Library Connection

With simple rhyming text and math examples from 1 to 10, this picture book provides a unique look at the numbers we encounter every day. . . . Bold and fun illustrations pull it all together.
--The Londoner

This unique counting book will pique your child's curiosity, encourage them to ask questions, and look at the world in a new way.

That Hood and Yan go from a detailed look at how our world 'adds up' to such a big-picture concept (we're all made of atoms and are all in this together) is splendid.
--Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast