Since the book, One, was the Book of the Month at a local elementary school, I was asked to come talk to Kindergarten through 5th grade about how One Can Count.

In the course of the assembly, I asked “Why was it important for the other colors to step up with One?”

Many hands went up in the audience but I called on a 4th grade girl.  She looked me in the eye and said, “It’s about trust.”
That is not the answer I was expecting and I haven’t stopped thinking about it ever since.
Trust is a fairly sophisticated concept but obviously, something that kids understand.  A school or home where trust is a priority is a safe place.  
Trick or Treat?  A lesson on trust from an 8 year-old “expert” is really a treat.