Children’s Book Author Shares the Perks of Being the Only Child

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Picture book gives readers an inside glimpse into the life of an only child

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People coming from large families could probably never imagine what it would be like to be an only child; they may think life without siblings is lonely and boring. But for some, their one-child family is perfect in its own way. After bringing Getting Ready to young readers, author Mary L. Rocini returns to the world of children’s literature and shares the perks of being an only child in ''One''derful.

Both insightful and entertaining at equal turns, this vibrantly illustrated picture book shares the voice of a young boy as an only child. He tells readers that what others might perceive as a dull life (without having any siblings) can actually turn out to be exciting after all. Throughout the pages, he shows how he enjoys his life: going on different trips and adventures with his parents.

The book also introduces young readers to different types and sizes of families – those with a family of five or more, those who live with their pets and those who adopt children – with the objective of teaching them that families come in various shapes and sizes.

A book for every child, ''One''derful celebrates the life of a family of three – a father, a mother, and a child – along with its rewards.

This book, along with Getting Ready, will be featured at the Ohio River Festival of Books in Huntington, W.V.

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About the Author
Mary Rocini has worked in early childhood and kindergarten classrooms for almost 30 years. She and her husband live in West Virginia and their son now lives and works in Penn. She has always used children‛s literature in her classroom including some of her own stories.

''One''derful * by Mary L. Rocini
Publication Date: April 9, 2012
Picture Book; $21.99; 28 pages; 978-1-4691-7225-5
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 28 pages; 978-1-4691-7226-2

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