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It's Mine!

by Leo Lionni

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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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Oy. Nice idea, but preachy and talking down to. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
As frog friends go through their day, they constantly yell, "It's mine!" When a rain storm starts, they were very scared and all huddle together on what they think is a rock. It's no rock at all, it's a toad. The frogs realize how silly it is of them to always be selfish, as they have each other to lean on. This book teaches children the importance of sharing. ( )
  candaceoddo | Sep 17, 2020 |
A story of bickering, selfish frogs who learn to share and see the importance of unity. ( )
  jxs184 | Apr 5, 2020 |
It's Mine is about three little frogs who can not share and get along with each other. With the help of a friendly Toad, they learn that together they can overcome obstacles. They also figure out that sharing is peaceful. Lionni uses imagery to draw the reader in. "There was only one rock left and there the frogs huddled, trembling from cold and fright." "Suddenly the sky darkened and a rumble of distant thunder circled the island." I love the way he manipulates the vocabulary to make you visualize, feel, and hear what the characters are experiencing. ( )
  dbourgeois | Sep 22, 2019 |
In this book, three frogs are constantly fighting over what belongs to who. Everything is "mine" this or "mine" that. They even argue about the air, which I love. A big storm comes and the frog's rock islands get flooded, forcing them to share the same rock. Turns out, it isn't a rock, but a toad they were standing on safely. Because the toad shared himself to save them, they learn to share and that nothing is theirs alone. This is a great book for children to understand the importance of sharing. ( )
  ekorominas | May 4, 2019 |
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