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You Are One

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Karen Klassen

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new baby, parents, birthdays, daily activities
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list price: $15.95
edition:Hardcover
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ISBN:9781771470728
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

New from the author of This Is Sadie

A baby’s first year is full of memorable milestones. Learning to crawl, taking first steps, tasting new foods, and forming first words are all exciting achievements. You Are One looks back on each of these universal moments and more, inviting little ones and their parents to celebrate how much they have grown and discovered in just one year, from playing peekaboo to first teeth.

Narrated in the second person, You Are One is a charming read-aloud that addresses the baby directly. Supersaturated ink-and-wash illustrations play with pattern and perspective and lend a hip, artistic feel to the book. The diverse babies pictured come to life on the page through the realism of the art, and add to the text’s warmth, sweetness and broad appeal.” The first in a three-book series, You Are One is designed as a whimsical gift for new parents who will enjoy reflecting on their baby's first year and expressing how much their little one is loved.

About the Authors

Sara O'Leary

SARA O’LEARY is a writer for both children and adults. She is the author of A Family Is a Family Is a Family with Qin Leng, and co-creator with Julie Morstad of four critically acclaimed and award-winning books: This Is Sadie, When I Was Small, Where You Came From and When You Were Small. Sara splits her time between Hudson, Quebec, and St. Martins, New Brunswick.
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Karen Klassen

KAREN KLASSEN is an award-winning freelance illustrator and painter, specializing in fashion, lifestyle, and portrait illustration. Her international clients have included Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, The National Post, Maisonneuve, and The Sunday Times Magazine. Karen lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 3
Grade:
p to 17
Awards
  • , Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens
Editorial Reviews

"A warm and fuzzy read."

— School Library Journal

"A joyful picture book... Babies and young toddlers will enjoy both the simple, respectful observations of their activities and the captivating illustrations of babies' faces throughout. Recommended."

— Canadian Review of Materials

"Further strengthening this book's charm is Calgary-based Karen Klassen's artwork... Patterned paintings intermingle portraits of diverse babies with more abstract representations of objects, like toys and food. Babies respond well to faces and expressions, and she has filled this book with them."

— The National Reading Campaign

"Here's a rarity in children's literature... endearing... delightfully textured... features babies of varying skin colors and ethnicities; it's truly inclusive."

— Kirkus column

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