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It's Mine! by Leo Lionni

It's Mine!

by Leo Lionni

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Good book for teaching main idea and theme. Main idea - Three frogs are always fighting until a toad shows them how much better life is when you work together. Themes - Cooperation, Sharing Author's Message - When you share and depend on one another, life is better. ( )
  shaberstroh | Sep 22, 2014 |
I loved reading It's Mine. I thought this was a great book because of its illustrations and because of the plot line. I loved the plot line because it took the reader through the transition of the three frogs learning to share. The frogs initially want things all to themselves, but through the book they learn that it is more fun to share. At the end the author writes, "They felt happy in a way they had never been before." I also loved the use of texture in the illustrations. The pictures all appear to be cut out from various materials and patterned papers. The different textures are very appealing and fun to look at. My favorite picture is the page where the frogs are all hiding from the storm together. The main message I took from this book is the importance of sharing with others. ( )
  NikkiDahlen | Mar 28, 2014 |
A cute book about three quarrelsome frogs. (Wouldn't it be great if sibling rivalry were solved with this book!) Leo Lionni has great simplistic illustrations. This book is fun to read - not a lot to the story - but an easy read for children. ( )
  JenWinans | Mar 16, 2014 |
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  librisissimo | Nov 25, 2013 |
This book could be used as a launching point for a classroom discussion about class community. A narrative that discusses the story of three self-interested frogs whose attitudes get them into trouble could serve as a neutral way to begin a conversation about self interest in the classroom. The story brings to light how people with common goals can accomplish more by working together and cooperating than blindly competing. A perfect parallel for a class who wants to work together to learn and have fun! ( )
  mknest | Oct 23, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679880844, Paperback)

Three selfish frogs live together on an island in the middle of Rainbow Pond. All day long they bicker: It’s mine! It’s mine! It’s mine! But a bad storm and a big brown toad help them realize that sharing is much more fun. With characteristic clarity, simplicity and exuberance, Leo Lionni makes it possible for kids to see themselves through the antics of others who share our world.

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Three selfish frogs quarrel over who owns their pond and island, until a storm makes them value the benefits of sharing.

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