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This rhythmic read-aloud about sharing by an award-winning author and a Caldecott medalist features a series of hilariously selfish forest animals.
In a tall, tall tree, at the tip-tippy top, hangs a single red apple...
Along skirts Mouse. “An apple!” she squeaks, "How divine! When it tumbles to the ground, it’ll all be mine!”
And so it goes, for Hare, Fox, Deer, and Bear, who each can't wait to get their hands on the apple.
Soon the wind huffs and puffs, the branch snips and snaps, and down the apple falls. Only one shiny red apple for five furry creatures? What are they to do?!
Here is a read-aloud picture book, perfect for storytime, that will have kids repeating the refrain “Mine!”... complete with an ending that celebrates sharing and is sure to surprise!
About the Author
Candace Fleming is the prolific and versatile award-winning author of many acclaimed books for children and young adults. Her most recent picture book, Honeybee, illustrated by Eric Rohmann, received seven starred reviews as well as the Robert F. Sibert Medal, and appeared on countless Best of the Year lists. Candace's other picture books include Oh, No! which received three starred reviews, as well as Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! which received tons of state recognition, and was a NYPL and School Library Journal Best Book. Visit her on the web at candacefleming.com.
Eric Rohmann is the author/illustrator of the Caldecott Medal-winning My Friend Rabbit and the Caldecott Honor Book Time Flies. He also illustrated Candace Fleming's Giant Squid which received three starred reviews, as well as Honeybee, recipient of the Robert F. Sibert Medal, which the New York Times called "positively riveting." Visit him at ericrohmann.com.
★ "[A] spirited, visually pleasing read-aloud." —The Horn Book, starred review
★ "Full of energy and fun, Mine! is an extremely fruitful pick for storytime." —Booklist, starred review
"Crisp and tart by turns, this is one book worth fighting over." —Kirkus Reviews
"Humorous." —Shelf Awareness
"[A] reminder not to count one’s apples before they fall—and to share generously when they do." —Publishers Weekly