Sam's things are in a heap. Time to tidy up! He starts to organize his things, but quickly runs into trouble. He can make a pile of black and white things. But the penguin also belongs in the things with wings pile. He can make a pile of rocks. But the round rock also belongs in the round things pile. How will he ever sort his 100 things? Marthe Jocelyn takes a fun look at categories and counting in this very cleverly conceived story. Kids will delight in the cut-paper images of everything from a zipper pull to a robot, and Sam's surprising solution makes for a tidy end to this unique story.
“PRAISE FOR Ones and Twos: "This delightful concept book brings visual literacy to the forefront, supported by a minimal text.... The simple descriptive verses ... are spot-on to reinforce images of numeracy, sorting, paring, common-object recognition, and the daily lives of young children. The charming collages are the stars of the show and will inspire curiosity" --Starred Review, School Library Journal "... Jocelyn's imaginative collages help create a book rich in playful details, with a storyline told through pictures that provide depth to the concepts explored in the text... Sophisticated and yet endearingly simple, Ones and Twos can be enjoyed by both very young children and the adults who read it with them." --Starred Review, Quill & Quire "Marthe Jocelyn's text is perfect in its simplicity, the short phrases and vocabulary just right for toddler audiences, while the rhythm and rhyme are spot-on. Nell Jocelyn's picture-book debut is a visual feast of colors, patterns and textures. Found papers and objects, cut paper, folded elements, newspaper and string are all collaged into a wonderfully cohesive whole. A worthy contribution to any toddler bookshelf..." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews "...Nell Jocelyn's cut-paper collages employ a wide range of colorfully patterned and textured paper that will have young viewers poring over the busy details and reach out to touch the pages...." --Horn Book Magazine "Deceptively simple text accompanied by highly textured, patterned, and colorful collages invite young children to consider number relationships.... Operating on two levels as a concept book that also tells a story, this delightful picture book will draw readers for many repeat visits." --Booklist ”