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My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing, by Jo Witek | Book Review

The Children’s Book Review | October 23, 2019

My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing

Written by Jo Witek

Illustrated by Christine Roussey

Age Range: 2-4

Hardcover: 30 pages

ISBN: 9781419733208

Publisher: Abrams Appleseed

What to expect: Sharing, gratefulness, and kindness

From the bestselling author and illustrator team behind the GROWING HEARTS series comes a book about appreciation, gratefulness, and sharing.

Being a toddler is hard! Gifts are so shiny and exciting, and it’s incredibly difficult to share. The little girl in this book is learning how to do those hard things – sharing her favorite red suitcase with her sister, receiving and being thankful for a new bike wrapped up just for her. Toddlers will enjoy opening the cleverly built flaps to reveal more of the story and just how much the little girl is learning about gifts and appreciation in each situation.

Our little protagonist lists all of the wonderful things that can also be gifts, too. Making a special homemade cake full of hugs and kisses is a sweet gift for mom and dad, and holding her mom’s hand while walking down the street fills her own heart with the gift of love. Letting her sister pick the new kind of jam to open is a lesson in sharing and kindness. (She remembers that her grandfather made both of the jams with love, and he’d want her to not fight with her sister.) Even the kindness and patience of a new best friend is a fantastic gift that fills the little girl with joy.

With soft, comforting colors and whimsically fun illustrations, the lesson of sharing is easy to understand and appreciate. The cover’s cutout gift box is a delightfully interactive piece that toddlers will love. Learning to share and be grateful for all of life’s gifts (especially the intangible ones!) is lovingly played out in this adorable book.

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About the Author and Illustrator

Jo Witek and Christine Roussey are the author/illustrator team behind the Growing Hearts series, including In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, In My Room, With My Daddy, All My Treasures, and Hello in There! They live in France.

My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing, written by Jo Witek and illustrated by Christine Roussey, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with , , , , and .

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Denise Mealy is a former web content provider who stays at home to change diapers and write books. Her days are filled with Word documents, books and sloppy kisses (from dogs and baby alike). She likes to read, cook, dance, travel and forward pictures of spam sculptures to friends. If she could have dinner with any author, dead or alive, it would be a toss up between J.K. Rowling and Jane Austen. They would probably eat pasta. Yes, definitely pasta. For more information, visit: www.dccmealy.com You can also find her on Twitter: @dccmealy

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