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One Boy

Written & illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Published by Roaring Brook Press
Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
$18.99
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2-6
Target Age
48
Pages
Picture
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What's One Boy About

Publisher Summary

This die-cut book explores two (!) concepts: counting and words-within-words, while also telling a satisfying story about the power of art and imagination in one child’s life.

ONE boy all alONE two SEAls in the SEA three APEs no escAPE four monKEYs hold the KEY

A boy appears on the scene surrounded by empty chairs and looking awfully lonely. He’s got a backpack with a few splattered brushes hanging out. Suddenly, the pages of this book are filled with seals, apes, monkeys, and more. Brilliantly simple, and simply brilliant. T

One Boy is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children’s Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.

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Who Wrote One Boy

author & illustrator
Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and a 2-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, and a 2-time winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. She is also the recipient of both the Massachusetts Reading Association and the New York Empire State awards for “Body of Work and Contribution to Children’s Literature”.

Laura’s paintings have been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art, the New York Public Library, and the New York Nassau County Museum of Art.

Laura grew up on Long Island, New York, with her parents, Vera and Phil, brothers, Billy and Tommy, sister, Linda, and both grandmothers. She began drawing at two years old and never stopped. She earned her BFA degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at the State University of New York at Purchase in Westchester, New York. She then moved to Manhattan and began a career as an animator, artist, designer, and editor in the network television business. She created show openings and special segments for NBC and ABC for many years and won an Emmy Award for an opening animation for an NBC Special.

Laura has been an artist and a writer for as long as she can remember and has always wanted to make picture books for children. In the fifth grade, she’d written an essay that stated with absolute certainty that she was born to make picture books. By that time, she had written and illustrated her own little library. Over the years, she continued to make books of all shapes and sizes and several years ago, she decided it was time to try to get some of her books published. She was fortunate to have met her editor, Neal Porter, almost immediately. They are now starting work on their nineteenth book together and have plans for many more. Her popular series, “”Dog and Bear””, is based on her beloved dachshund, Copper.

Laura and her husband, Chris, have two wonderful sons, Drew and Dylan. They live in Rockville Centre, New York. She loves painting, writing, surfing, boating, tennis, running, playing the piano, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781596432741
Publication Date:
September 2, 2008

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