Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 2
- Grade: p
- Reading age: 0 to 2
One yellow ribbon unties itself from a child's hair and transforms into a winter scarf, a farmer's field and a lion's mane, among many other magical things, in this delightful board book by celebrated pa-per artist Marthe Jocelyn.
Jocelyn's paper collages in this wordless search-and-find adventure will encourage little ones to look closely at the world around them and explore what they see.
About the author
Marthe Jocelyn is the award-winning author and illustrator of over thirty-five books for babies, kids and teens. Her illustrated books have been shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. In 2009 she was the recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. One Red Button and One Piece of String are the result of her lifelong obsession with scraps, and her delight in surprising the reader with unexpected details. Originally from Toronto, Marthe settled in Stratford, Ontario, after a thirtyyear stretch in New York. For more information, visit www.marthejocelyn.com.
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
- Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Books
- Commended, Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
"Jocelyn's collages continue to be alive with colour and textures, and they invite their young viewers to not just locate the repurposed ribbon or patch but to explore the pages' details…Art teachers in schools might want to acquire One Yellow Ribbon and One Patch of Blue to use as exemplars for divergent artistic thinking."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“The pictures are each singularly creative, and with the tie that binds, a yellow ribbon, unique. As a board book, this book will have many lives, and as a book without text, it will have many stories.”
Must Read Literature: K thru YA
"Beautifully illustrated in mixed media (and one yellow ribbon) this will encourage the reader to look carefully at the pictures and find the matching piece."
Kiss the Book blog
"A cleverly illustrated wordless outing that is a natural progression for readers of Jocelyn's previous board books."
"This wordless board book from the creator of One Patch of Blue is a visual treat…A lovely board book that is a bit out of the box."
School Library Journal
"This is a cute idea executed in a clean and playful fashion."
Youth Services Book Review
"Children will enjoy discovering where the yellow ribbon is hidden on each page. Once again, Marthe Jocelyn uses fabric and paper to meticulously create the collage illustrations. Her attention to detail is precise…All of the pages are a rich resource for developing vocabulary."