Friday, September 21, 2012

MINE! by Shutta Crum

If you haven't read this book yet, you're in for a real treat.

Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this board book for review (thank you).  It's been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

I have reviewed the story as a picture book, so I knew it would be precious in this form.  Ms. Crum writes the cutest story and Patrice Barton's illustrations are heartwarming.

This is the tale of two young children and a dog.  One sister is about three and the youngest is still a baby.  The three year old has become possessive; all the toys are "Mine!"  Little sister just watches her.

Then the puppy steals one and dumps it in his water dish.  The three year old gets a twinkle in her eye and dumps them ALL into the water dish.

This is my favorite part:  The baby heads straight to her sister and grabs her around the middle and yells:  Mine!

What a great way to teach them to share.  And the minimal text means they can read this one themselves at a young age.  I love the characters and the message.  Why not share this story with your loved little ones?

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Ah this sounds adorable and love the way it teaches about sharing. Not an easy thing to teach little ones, especially when it's a sibling they are stuck with day in and day out!!