Uno, Dos, Tres: One Two Three
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20th anniversary 2016

Uno, Dos, Tres: One Two Three
Clarion Books, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee

Shopping for Mamá's birthday is as easy as one, two, three when you count from uno a diez in a lively Mexican market. Uno, dos, tres - ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

Highlighted Reviews
"The deceptively simple design is a delight to the eye as the illustrations vibrantly dance with the text in a count of the presents collected. Robust and radiant, this counting book celebrates the gift of being bilingual and will add multicultural authenticity with a Mexican flavor to any collection."—Booklist

"The jaunty rhyme and repetition are a celebration of the sounds of words and an introduction to the folk arts of Mexico."—Horn Book

"Two sisters romp through a market in Mexico while selecting birthday gifts for their mother. The simply rhyming text pairs the Spanish and English numerals 1-10: 'Uno, one/ We’ll buy Mamá a sun/ dos two/ Two doves that say coo-coo … ' A Spanish pronunciation guide is included … A useful tool for teaching children to count in Spanish."—School Library Journal

"A trip through the market provides the chance for two young girls to buy everything they need for Mamá’s brithday … The repetition of numbers in English and Spanish makes it easy for anyone to count from one to ten--uno a diez—in both languages."—Los Angeles Times

Sandra Lamm of the Fort Worth Library’s Early Childhood Matters program sent the photographs below. “This week our theme has been building math skills and we used the beautiful book Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three with great success. I’ve attached a few pictures of adults and children engaging with the book during one of the sessions. I just had to share their joy with you!”

Families reading Uno, Dos, Tres