One

by Kathryn Otoshi (2008) Preschool to Grade 2
 

One presents an important anti-bullying message in a way that primary grade children will understand. Author-illustrator Kathryn Otoshi tells the story using the simple means of personification, while the students are learning about colours and numbers.

The book touches on each child being unique: each relates to a different colour. This brings in respect for different choices and invites important conversations about emotions, feelings and how to treat others.

One is not only a great tool for teaching young students about numbers, counting and colours but also a sweet story with the underlying theme of inclusion. Educators across the curriculum will appreciate this book.

This book may be available at your local library. It can also be purchased from independent children’s bookstores, as well as from Chapters here and from Amazon here.