Cover image for 1 is one
1 is one
Tudor, Tasha.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Young Readers, [2000]

Physical Description:
[unpaged] : illustrations ; 24 cm
Rhyming verse and pictures introduce the numbers from one to twenty.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.1 0.5 43532.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
PZ8.3.TI AAD 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PIC BK. Juvenile Fiction A-B-C- 1-2-3 Books

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1 is one duckling
swimming in a dish
2 is two sisters
making a wish
"There will, of course, always be children who must learn to count. Teach them also to enjoy the process and to count those things that are most important to them. Eighteen stars twinkling in the sky and twelve baby birds learning how to sing are an excellent start."
Tasha Tudor

Author Notes

Author and illustrator Tasha Tudor was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 28, 1915. Her first book, Pumpkin Moonshine, was published in 1938. Since then she has written or illustrated almost 100 books including her most recent title Corgiville Christmas, which was published in 2003. She won numerous awards throughout her lifetime including the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal, the Walter Cerf Award for Lifetime Achievements in the Arts from the Vermont Arts Council, and Caldecott Honors for Mother Goose in 1945 and 1 Is One in 1957. She also created Christmas cards for the Irene Dash Greeting Card Company. She died on June 18, 2008.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

New arrivals vie for space in the nursery. Adapted from the Caldecott Honor book 1 Is One (1956) for a board book edition, Tasha Tudor's simple text and naturalistic watercolors alternate with b&w drawings to put the focus on counting. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Toddler-PreS-This sweet, old-fashioned counting book introduces the numbers from one to 20 in a lilting, rhyming text and Tudor's signature naturalistic paintings. They feature birds' nests, flower chains, apple trees, and barefoot children of another era, all of which perfectly match the verses: "11 is eleven girls/dancing in a ring./12 is twelve baby birds/learning how to sing." The lovely detailed artwork alternates between black-and-white and full-color spreads. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.