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Books to Read-Aloud: This week’s Favorite is The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share

The Boy Who Wouldn't ShareThe Boy Who Wouldn’t Share

by Mike Reiss (Author), David Catrow (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 6-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (May 27, 2008)


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!

Comments: A must for any youngster who has trouble sharing – which in reality, who doesn’t! Be careful with toddlers, as you may find it has the reverse effect … they will be chanting, “mine, mine, mine!”

Sometimes You Get What You WantSometimes You Get What You Want

by Meredith Gary (Author), Lisa Brown (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 2-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (May 13, 2008)


Sometimes you get what you want.

Sometimes you don’t.

This is a book about those times.

Comments: So simply and clearly this book conveys its message.

Links: Article from Horn Book Magazine.

Fabulous Fishes

by Susan Stockdale

Reading level: Ages 2-6

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (March 1, 2008)


With a simple, rhyming text and brightly colored, richly textured illustrations, author-illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to different kinds of fish and the underwater world they call home.

From the spiky lionfish and the brightly colored clownfish to lanternfishes and hatchetfishes that flash lights so they can find each other in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean, children will be fascinated by the breadth of sea life depicted. An Afterword offers fascinating facts and an in-depth look at each fish.

Comments: Very simple concepts are used to discover an amazing array of fish. A great read-aloud. How

How Do You Say Good Night?Do You Say Good Night?

by Raina Moore (Author), Robin Luebs (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 2-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (May 20, 2008)


There are so many ways to say good night. Pups say it with a stretch and a yawn. Piglets say it with a kiss and a sigh. Lambs say it with a cuddle and a hug. But no matter how many different ways the animals in this snuggly bedtime book say good night, they all have one thing in common: They say it with love. How do you say good night?

Comment:The illustrations are hug-able.

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