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One Golden Rule at School

One Golden Rule at School

A Counting Book

Selina Alko

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Award-winning creator Selina Alko's One Golden Rule at School is a charming story that's two books in one—a counting book and a school primer for little ones.

Young children experience a day of preschool, beginning with morning meeting, story time, and art projects, then on to outside play, puzzles, and snack and nap time, ending with a heartwarming golden rule.

Set against the familiar and dynamic backdrop of a daily school adventure, this vibrant counting book showcases a diverse and inclusive classroom of learners. The text counters from one to ten and back again while the back matter counts higher to twenty.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Praise for One Golden Rule at School

"The diverse class includes a range of skin colors and hairstyles, a child who uses a wheelchair (and sits on the floor without it at times), one with hearing aids and an assistive listening device, one wearing glasses, and one in hijab. The final, titular message comes on the penultimate page and is posted on the wall along with a banner saying, “We are ONE community.” Skills practice and a peek at the school day: a solid way to prepare." —Kirkus Reviews

The book effectively highlights each number . . . Materials often found in a classroom (index cards, graph paper, paper clips, etc.) are incorporated throughout Alko’s acrylic, watercolor, and pencil illustrations. With its “do unto others” reminder wrapped in a creative counting primer, those looking for an engaging school story can count on this one." Horn Book

"Alko brings her signature mixed-media collage art into a classroom setting through this counting tale with a timely and timeless seminal message." —Publishers Weekly


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Selina Alko

Selina Alko is an award-winning author-illustrator of books for young readers, including B Is for Brooklyn, Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama, and The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage. She is also the illustrator of Can I Touch Your Hair? and Why Am I Me? She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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