Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a nice story about sharing!
By Jeff Mack
40 pages – ages 3+
Will be Published by Chronicle Books on May 9, 2017
Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “Mine!”
Synopsis from Publisher: “Start with one rock. Add two mice. The end result? A never-ending battle! Or is it? Using only one word, along with many brightly colored and lively illustrations, Jeff Mack brings his hallmark humor to this rollicking book that will have readers of every age reconsidering whether “Mine!” is the best answer.”
What I Thought- This was a fun book that had a theme on sharing. Mack has a way of using very few words to tell a story – in “Mine!”, he only uses the title word with varying repetition and punctuation to create the story. His illustrations are also very light-hearted, and read like a comic. Mack has a way of writing a wacky story that kids will enjoy reading.
Activities and Resources- There is a nice list of activities to teach sharing at Connectability.ca HERE!
Raisingchildren.net.au has a nice article with ideas on encouraging sharing HERE!
There is a good informational article from Handinhandparenting.org explaining about the psychological why kids want to share and act the way they do HERE!
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!