Congratulations to Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn! Their book, Ones and Twos, is included in CCBC Choices 2012, the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC).
Ones and Twos
Written and illustrated by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn
Hardcover | Ages 2-5 | 24 pages
“This delightful concept book brings visual literacy to the forefront…. The simple descriptive verses … are spot-on to reinforce images of numeracy, sorting, paring, common-object recognition, and the daily lives of young children. Each page or spread is illustrated with creative, engaging collages on paper, textured fabrics, and items…. 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…. Although the text is very spare, words like ‘lone,’ ‘swoop,’ and ‘chums’ provide verbal interest…. 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
“With their first collaborative effort, this mother-daughter team proves that they are a duo to watch. 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 … and hopefully just the beginning of a long partnership.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews