Monday, February 15, 2016

Mine!



Mine!
By Susie Lee Jin
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016. 40 p.

In this humorous picture book two bunnies find a carrot inside of a top hat. Each little rabbit firmly declares that the carrot is “Mine!” Of course all the commotion brings other rabbits to see what is happening—and they promptly lay claim to the vegetable. Only when a solemn looking snowman comes into view does the group of bunnies finally agree as to who should get the carrot.

This is one of those nearly-wordless picture books that have more of the story tied to the illustrations than the actual words used in the text. In fact, there are only three words used throughout the story. So if there is a young little reader or group of readers that enjoy talking and explaining details (and like to practice their narrative skills that help them become readers before they can actually read on their own), then this is one of those books that these youngsters will love to read again and again. And once the snow melts, those youngsters will smile at the predictability of those little greedy bunnies.

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