We Are One: How The World Adds Up

We Are One: How The World Adds Up has us counting and loving every second of it! A wonderful STEM book that will let you see the world through numbers.


Consider the two slices of bread that make up one sandwich, or the three lines of poetry that form one haiku, or even the ten years that form one decade. From one to ten, from sandwiches to centuries, every part is necessary to the whole.

In this fascinating concept book, a simple rhyming narration aimed at younger children is complemented by informational panels about subjects like the four compass points, the five acts in Shakespheare, the seven colors of a rainbow, or the nine innings in baseball.


We Are One: How The World Adds Up has us counting and loving every second of it! A wonderful STEM book that will let you see the world through numbers.

This book looks at math concepts such as part/whole relationships, fractions and addition. At the same time, it connects it with themes of cooperation, peace and kindness.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 stars out of 5! We love how the author ties math to the real world and how we can see math all around us. One of my favorite pieces is the explanation at the bottom of each page that allows parents to expand the story a bit further with the children.  Make sure to check the back of the book as it offers ample of great information.

Level up with this great addition to your  reading line up!

Math is my favorite subject in school and I love how this books lets you see math in the world. – Nikki, Age 7

We recommend this book for children ages three to seven. If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, click here.

About the Author

Susan Hood is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Double Take! A New Look at Opposites, illustrated by Jay Fleck; Leaps and Bounce and Rooting for You, both illustrated by Matthew Cordell; The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics, illustrated by Chritsiane Engel; and Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World, illustrated by 13 extraordinary women. She is the recipient of an E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor, a Christopher Award, a Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and a Golden Kite Award. Susan Hood lives with her family in coastal Connecticut.

About the Illustrator

Linda Yan is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated for the New York Times, BuzzFeed, Tor Books, and many others. This is her first picture book. Linda Yan lives in Etobicoke, Ontario, but she dreams of one day living in a lighthouse with a bunny and a duck.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are own.

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