Two for Me, One for You

Gecko Pr. Aug. 2019. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781776572397.
PreS-Gr 1– A brown bear finds some mushrooms in the forest and is excited to share them with her friend Weasel. After Weasel cleans, seasons, and cooks the food, the two sit down to eat their meal. The problem becomes obvious: there are two friends and three mushrooms. They each have a potentially convincing argument that the other just doesn’t buy—Bear is big so she needs more to eat while Weasel is small and requires more food in order to grow. A wily fox saunters by and swiftly resolves the argument and the standoff causes Bear and Weasel to unite against the interloper. All seems to be well again between the friends until Weasel offers Bear dessert, which brings the tale to the ultimate “Uh-oh” moment. Charming illustrations on white backgrounds reveal Weasel’s open air yet cozy home as well as other forest residents, two of whom are quietly reading books.
VERDICT Children will clearly understand and sympathize with the friends’ humorous conundrum. A delightful look at sharing and the problems that can result

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