One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers (Learn to Count Books, Numbers Books for Kids, Preschool Numbers Book) (Hardcover)
Lively picture book enumerates the joys of counting in both English and Spanish
Boisterous illustrations and rhyming text: One is a rainbow. One is a cake. One is a piñata that's ready to break! In this lively picture book, a companion to the Pura Belpré–honored Green Is a Chile Pepper, children discover a fiesta of numbers in the world around them, all the way from one to ten. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this vibrant book enumerates the joys of counting and the wonders that abound in every child's day!
- Filled with bright and colorful images that makes counting objects a party.
- Includes numbers 1 through 10 in English and Spanish and incorporates Spanish words into the rhyming text.
- Roseanne Greenfield Thong is the author of more than a dozen award-winning children's books, including Round Is a Tortilla, Wish, 'Twas Nochebuena, Día de Los Muertos, and Green Is a Chile Pepper. John Parra is an award-winning illustrator who has received three Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor awards.
Perfect for preschoolers and early readers working on counting skills and learning basic Spanish vocabulary.
- Books for kids ages 4-7
- Engaging children's picture book that teaches counting skills and is a basic Spanish-language learning tool
- Fun book to read aloud for families or elementary schools
About the Author
Roseanne Greenfield Thong has lived in Guatemala and Mexico and is the author of more than a dozen award-winning children's books, including Round Is a Tortilla, Wish, 'Twas Nochebuena, Día de Los Muertos, and Green Is a Chile Pepper. She now lives in Orange County, California.
John Parra is an award-winning illustrator whose books have received starred reviews. He has received the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for illustration, the International Latino Book Award for Best Children's Book Illustrations, and three Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor awards. He lives in Queens, New York.
"An obvious choice for any picture book collection, this book teaches counting skills and new words while celebrating Hispanic and Latinx culture."—School Library Journal Starred review
"From one to 10, this addition to a beautiful series brightly conveys the delight to be found in family, friends, and neighborhood gatherings." -—Publishers Weekly
"Parra's paintings are full of life, matching the text and enhancing the narrative. an easy language-learning tool." —Booklist
"Each friendly page beckons - to find stuff to count, or just to imagine lying on the beach under one of the five palapas." —The New York Times
Strong character development with a plot etched in mystery elements, thrillers and family relationships, this one will keep you up at night frantically turning pages. Period details from the 1940's and set in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness prior to the discovery of oil, this creepy tale is about sisters, family, love and sacrifice and through it all, the harsh realities of nature. Be warned -- you will be "talking" with one of the characters trying to steer her one way. - Maureen