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Sometimes, one is too much—and sometimes, it’s not enough. When is one just right? Turns out, as often as it’s not.
Sometimes, two is too little. Sometimes, one is too much—and sometimes, zero feels just right. How can things add up so differently? Small things like acorns, keys, and breadcrumbs. Medium things like dogs, umbrellas, and bicycles. Big things like trees, rain clouds, and the sun. Even things that are too difficult to measure, like saying hello to a friend for the very first time.
Let’s find out how looking at numbers differently can lead to some pretty big ideas. One by one, two by two: Will it all be enough in the end? The truth is, it depends on what you’re counting. And really, it depends on you.
In One is a Lot (Except When It's Not), author Muon Thi Van takes a thoughtful look at how the value of numbers can depend on our individual perspectives. With lyrical text and vibrant illustrations by Pierre Pratt, the book explores themes of scarcity, friendship, and how things change over time. One is a Lot (Except When It's Not) is published by Kids Can Press.