About the book-The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share by Mike Reiss
Edward has oodles of toys but doesn’t share any of them with his little sister, Claire. She cannot ride his rocking horse, hug his teddy bear, or even think about touching his Slinky.
“They’re mine!” he says. That is, until one day when Edward finds himself stuck under his enormous pile of toys and can’t move! With a little help from an unlikely ally, he learns that if he can share with others, they’ll share right back with him.
Mike Reiss’s wickedly funny verse and David Catrow’s remarkable gift for comic illustration make this one book you’ll want to share—again and again!
What this book teaches-Sharing
My review of the book:
Most children’s books you read about sharing, involve children who are bossing others around and taking their toys away. This is true in this story but there is something unique about how the turn of events in this book occur. Edward’s treats his sister unkindly by not allowing her to touch or even look at any of his toys. Claire is offered a delicious treat and instead of holding a grudge, she shares with her brother because she knows it is the right thing to do. What does Edward do? He accepts responsibility for his actions and apologizes (hooray!!!)
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