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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: KO Kids Books (September 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097239463X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972394635
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 10 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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K-Gr 2–Zero has a complex–she finds herself unglamorous. Furthermore, with a hole in her center, she feels she doesn't count as much as her fellow numbers do. Twisting herself into the shape of 8 or 9 doesn't work; her attempt only leaves an empty feeling inside. Then one day, Zero discovers that by joining together with another number, 1, for example, she can become 10, or 100, or 1000, increasing her value. Soon, the others do the same–2 joins 3, 111 joins 5, and 4 and 8 join 2 –escalating their worth and pleasure as well. At last, Zero feels whole, “right in her center.” Otoshi's story plays out against either stark white or dense black pages where Zero is strikingly depicted in broad silver brush strokes. In contrast, the others numbers cartwheel across the pages in bright splashy colors. Readers swept into the arresting artwork will soon be captivated by the importance of numbers. However, the underlying mission of the book–to elevate children's self-worth–will take an intuitive parent or teacher to weave the two concepts together.–Barbara Elleman, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MAα(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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*Starred Review* Zero sees herself as a big round number with emptiness inside. The other, more colorful numbers have fun, and they count. After trying to stretch and pinch herself into another shape (1, 8, or 9) and making a bombastic grand entrance that sends the other numbers tumbling, Zero is ready to listen to some wise words: “‘Every number has value,’ said Seven. ‘Be open. You’ll find a way.’” Inspired, Zero shows the numbers how to “count even more.” With her help, 1 becomes 10, 2 becomes 20, and so on. Zero realizes her value and feels whole. Whether seen as an introduction to zero or to self-esteem, this picture book delivers on many levels. The simple story and colorful, minimalist art will intrigue children, even those too young to understand every bit of wordplay and wisdom in the text, while older kids will find food for thought. On the dramatic, black book jacket, the raised letters of the title include Zer in shining silver, and O in a silver that shines and also shimmers with subtle, shifting colors. Every aspect of the book’s illustration and design seems carefully thought out, beautifully executed, and pleasing. An impressive sequel to One (2008). Preschool-Grade 3. --Carolyn Phelan

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Really great book for kids.
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This is a great book for talking about self esteem!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J.Prather TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover
In this sequel to "One", the author once again proves you can have big discussions with little numbers. This one uses the same techniques as One, this time stressing the importance of being yourself and finding value in who you are. My favorite part of the story is when zero realizes that she's not empty inside, she's just open! It's after she realizes the importance of being open that great things start to happen. That's a great insight for a picture book or any sort of book for that matter. Preschoolers won't get this one. The message isn't quite as clear and straightforward as "One", but they will enjoy the art and the exciting story even if they don't get the meaning behind it. I feel the real audience for this book lies in the first through third grade age ranges. That's where this book will be able to promote some truly meaningful discussions. I applaud the author for once again showing how minimalism and deep meaning can go hand in hand. This book is beautifully done and not to be missed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mommyreader on October 19, 2010
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this is a great book! i read it to a 1st grade class and they "got" the message! so many great things about this book....teaches the importance of self respect, finding the positives in yourself and others, and on top of those powerful topics it teaches math! love this book!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Teaching Mom on November 5, 2010
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This book has an EXCELLENT self esteem message!!!! LOVED IT! Our school administrators also saw this book and liked it so much that they purchased it for all the teachers in our school!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nova the Newfie on June 1, 2012
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Cute book about self-worth but the kids I work with don't enjoy it as much as the book One by the same author which is about bullying.
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By CR on June 12, 2014
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I use this as a self-esteem reflection book for 7th and 8th graders ... Otoshi's One book is equally as good. We enjoy this as a class each year!
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I really like this book. I think it is clever and beautiful. I bought it as a graduation gift, but I will not give it as a gift because of the low self esteem of the main character, it is just not the message I want to give in a gift. I will keep it in my daughter's reading collection, though.
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By Virginia Garcia on May 19, 2014
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Very simple book. easy to read. Not boring. I recommended to all. Enjoy with family and friends maybe after dinner
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I read this to my 2nd graders, and they loved it! They totally got the concept of having "value" and that everyone counts!
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