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It's Mine! by Leo Lionni

It's Mine! (edition 1996)

by Leo Lionni (Author)

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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.
Title:It's Mine!
Authors:Leo Lionni (Author)
Info:Dragonfly Books (1996), Edition: 1, 32 pages
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It's Mine! by Leo Lionni



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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 |
Excellent story about sharing and working together. Three selfish frogs that live on an island in Rainbow Pond learn how to work together, and find that sharing is much more fun. ( )
  oliviamcbride | Apr 3, 2019 |
In this fable, three frogs are unable to share and constantly argue over the items. They even argue about who the air belongs to. But then there’s a great storm and they each take to their own rock as the waters rise. But then their rocks are also covered by the flood and they have to share a rock at the higher point. When the storm is over they find out they’ve actually been on a toad, and not a rock after all. So they learn to share and the toad shares himself to save them. I liked this fable and will definitely be reading this to my children. Hopefully the lesson doesn’t go over their heads. ( )
  jvines | Mar 17, 2019 |
These frogs continue to fight about everything. Everything is "mine" and no one wants to share. But, when a storm comes and they each lose the little rock islands that were theirs, they all end up on top of one bumpy rock. That rock tuns out to be a big toad, and they realize that nothing was really theirs alone.

This is a great book to promote sharing, and community with children. I love the collage illustrations, and it is a light-hearted way to look at that problem.
  maryganderson | Oct 15, 2018 |
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