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Ones and Twos

by Martha Jocelyn
Illustrated by Nell Jocelyn

Published by Tundra Books, 2011
24 pages
ISBN: trade 978𢴕70492202

Ages 2-5

A minimalist text uses few words to great effect, as illustrations and text work together in an exploration of number concepts 搊ne and 搕wo. A mother bird with her filled nest and a girl walking alone are paired with the description 揙ne bird, two eggs, / One girl, two legs. The girl and a friend spend time together on the following pages, flying kites (搊ne cloud, two kites) and sharing a snack (搊ne bun, two bites). Their paths intersect with the mother bird, as 揙ne swoops, two walk, / One sings, two talk. The number order reverses for the remainder of the book, with the bird flying off (揟wo wave, one flies) and the friends sharing the feather gift she leaves behind (揟wo share / one prize). Charming collage art and a cozy size contribute to the intimate ambiance.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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