Mine!: (Read Aloud Books for Kids, Funny Children's Books)
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Since the book is written using only one word, it gave my new reader a fun confidence boost to be able to read a whole book easily. It also gave him a chance to practice with punctuation. For younger kids this could be an easy-going way to introduce discussions about sharing. But lessons and learning aside this is just a laugh-out- ...more
In his signature style, Mack has once again written an entire book with just one word repeated with different punctuation and illustration clues to get the story across. This may be a really good opening for a discussion with kids who are a little too possessive or reluctant to share. Emergent readers should love that they can read this entire book all by themselves. ...more
Mack has a delightful sense of ...more
Mine! is about a blue mouse and an orange mouse who are fighting over stuff (a rock, cheese, a gift-wrapped present, etc.), a wonderfully universal conflict that children can easily relate to. The mice plot against each other Tom and Jerry style, and the feud gets hilariously physical. The only word in the book is "Mine!," and it is written in orange or blue so you know whic ...more
Reading between the lines, however, wanting something because someone else has it--or lacks it--is perhaps human (or cartoon mouse) nature.
Author Jeff Mack wrote Mine! for children but his charming tale might provide a beneficial message to grownups too.
The last spread, which spills onto the endpapers, is well-planned & -executed. ...more
Sad, but too often true! Though at the very end you could ask readers what they think will happen next and if the mice have learned anything, what should happen next.
No content issues....more
He has also illustrated many books for other authors, including James Howe's Bunnicula and Friends series and Eve Bunting's Hurry! Hurry!, one of School L ...more