One and One and One

One and One and One


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What's hard for just one
Can always be done
If one helps the other —
Friend, sister, or brother.
A cat without a home meets a dog without a bone at the start of this endearing tale, recounted in catchy rhymes by Louis Untermeyer, one of America's most beloved twentieth-century poets. The illustrated story follows the animal friends into a deep, dark forest, where they encounter an owl, a bear, and other creatures that work together to build a happy home.
"Robert Jones' exuberant conception of this animal fable will tempt the beginner to read every caption," declared Kirkus Reviews upon this book's initial publication. Out of print for decades, One and One and One returns to delight readers and listeners with this charming new Dover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486810652
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 11/16/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Louis Untermeyer (1885–1977) wrote and edited more than 100 books for readers of all ages. A popular lecturer on literature, he assembled anthologies that introduced countless students to American and British poets.
Illustrator Robert Jones drew animation for Disney Studios while he was still in high school. His work appeared in a variety of American publications of the mid-20th century, most notably in the Saturday Evening Post.

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One and One and One


Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1990 Robert Jones
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-81065-2


One day A man went away And left a cat Without a home,

And left a dog Without a bone.

"Miaow," said the cat, "I am all alone."

"Miaow," said the cat, "The man has gone."

"No," said the dog, "You are not alone. You and I Are one and one — And one and one Make Two.

I and You You and Me, Are We. We make Two. Now let us see What Two can do."

So out they went Far as they could, Until they came At last to a wood.

The wood was dark, The wood was deep, And something called out In its sleep.

"Who are you? Who? Who? Who are you?"

"What's that?" said the cat. "Where are we at? What's THAT!" "That," said the dog, "Will be a friend,

He will lend us his eyes; He can see in the dark. He is kind; he is wise; He will find us some help.

See! There in the tree! An owl! That is he!

And now We are Three!"

What do you see?" To the owl said the cat. Look!" To the owl said the dog "What's THAT —

That thing over there!" "That," said the owl, "is a bear. A bear who is looking for you."


Excerpted from One and One and One by LOUIS UNTERMEYER, Robert Jones. Copyright © 1990 Robert Jones. Excerpted by permission of Dover Publications, Inc..
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