We Are One: How the World Adds Up

By Susan Hood
Illustrated by Linda Yan

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts—and unity and connection are most important of all—in a beautifully illustrated counting book with a timely message.

One can be one thing all on its own—one star, one stream, one stick, one stone. But those on their toes, those using their smarts, know one can be more than the sum of its parts. Consider the two slices of bread that make up one sandwich, or the three lines of poetry that form one haiku, or even the ten years that form one decade. From one to ten, from sandwiches to centuries, every part is necessary to the whole. In this fascinating concept book, a simple rhyming narration aimed at younger children is complemented by informational panels about subjects like the four compass points, the five acts in Shakespeare, the seven colors of a rainbow, or the nine innings in baseball. Award-winning author Susan Hood and debut children’s book illustrator Linda Yan offer a mind-expanding look at early math concepts such as part/whole relationships, fractions, and addition—while underlying themes of cooperation, peace, and kindness make this beautiful volume one to be enjoyed by anyone at any age.

  • A counting book unlike any other. This celebration of numbers illustrates how the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, while every part is critical to the whole! From one to ten, around us are things that cannot be without every part: seven days make a week, six sides make a snowflake, five acts make a Shakespeare play, and so on
  • A counting book for all ages: children learning to count to ten, teachers who want to teach the concepts of connected-ness or cooperation, parents looking for books that carry an underlying message of peace and unity
  • Author Susan Hood has written more than 200 books for children. Among those are Double Take: A New Look at Opposites, illustrated by Jay Fleck (Candlewick Studio, 2017); Ada's Violin, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport; Shaking Things Up:14 Young Women Who Changed the World; Lifeboat 12, and many other award-winning fiction and nonfiction titles

About the author

Susan Hood is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Double Take! A New Look at Opposites, illustrated by Jay Fleck; Leaps and Bounce and Rooting for You, both illustrated by Matthew Cordell; The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics, illustrated by Christiane Engel; and Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World, illustrated by 13 extraordinary women. She is the recipient of an E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor, a Christopher Award, a Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and a Golden Kite Award. Susan Hood lives with her family in coastal Connecticut.

About the illustrator

Linda Yan is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated for the New York Times, BuzzFeed, Tor Books, and many others. This is her first picture book. Linda Yan lives in the prairies of Canada, but she dreams of one day living in a lighthouse with a bunny and a duck.

ISBN: 9781536201147
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 207 x 300mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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