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 People share with people
 Author: Wheeler, Lisa

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [36] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 937683 ISBN: 9781534425590
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Stories in rhyme
 Sharing -- Fiction
 Human behavior -- Fiction

Price: $21.58

Summary:
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the importance of sharing everything from blankets to toys, but never a sneeze or a frown.

 Illustrator: Idle, Molly Schaar

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (-) (06/01/19)
   School Library Journal (09/01/19)
   Booklist (08/01/19)
 The Hornbook (00/09/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2019 Everyone knows you’re “supposed” to share, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. In funny, rhyming text, Wheeler describes specific scenarios to help young children understand exactly how to respond in a variety of situations. What if there is only one thing? What if I’m not finished? Do I have to share at school and at home? What are the differences in sharing things, food, and people? Throughout, the refrain “What’s yours is yours, what’s mine is mine” introduces ways to share, such as “I’ll share mine with you,” “we can be polite,” and “I’ll share when I am through.” Caldecott Honor Book creator Idle’s cheerful colored-pencil illustrations present all the children with rounded features as well as varying hair colors and skin tones. One section is devoted to things we do not share, such as a toothbrush, cup, hat, or sneeze; another moves beyond concrete examples to encourage sharing love, respect, and time. As in the pair’s People Don’t Bite People (2018), this book demonstrates that learning social skills can be fun! - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 09/01/2019 PreS-Gr 2—The author and illustrator of People Don't Bite People team up again to cheerfully explain to youngsters why it's a good idea to share. "People share with people. There's no need to fight! What's yours is yours, what's mine is mine, but we can be polite." Examples of items to share include crayons, toys, cupcakes, and balls. Also listed are a few things that should never be shared: a hat, a cup, and a sneeze. "Please" and "Thank you" come into play along with the idea of asking someone to share something and then being patient. Children in a variety of hues all feature large oval eyes and roly-poly physiques. Bright, primary colors and illustrations in various sizes add to the engaging poem. The rhyme scheme scans well, creating an enjoyable read-aloud for a story time or one on one. VERDICT This engaging title should be 'shared' with siblings as well as children who are in a group setting and would do well to learn sharing skills and etiquette.—Maryann H. Owen, Oak Creek Public Library WI - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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