My son received this book, by Kathryn Otoshi, for his birthday. He loves it so much, we read it nearly every night at bedtime. And you know what? I don’t mind at all. In fact, I think it’s one of the best children’s books I’ve ever read.
Here’s an excerpt…
Don’t worry. The story has a wonderful ending and provides an opportunity to talk with your children about that hot topic, bullying. In a way they can understand what it looks like….and with tools on how to stand up to it.
One has won 10 awards, including the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor and the Teachers’ Choice Award and introduces concepts that include: acceptance, tolerance, what it means to stand up, make a difference and count!
Which then led me to her new release, Zero.
Zero admires other numbers who can count. She wants to count, too and wonders how a number worth nothing becomes something. Zero is the story of her search to find value in herself and in others.
If you have a young child or need a gift for a child…this is it!
Don’t we all just want to have meaning and to count?