Author/Illustrator: Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Publication Date: 2008
Genre: Concept Book, Picture Book,
Audience: Gr. Pre-K-2
Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Books; NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts; Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Overview: One lonely boy paints his story in this inventive counting book. This book also introduces to the idea of words within words, a great resource for teaching how to see words within words.
Activity: Have the students look at there first and last names to try and identify other words within them. Have students share the words the discovered with the rest of the class.
Reviewer’s Name: Kristin Gowing