Written by Sumana Seeboruth
Illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin
Published by Barefoot Books
When one toddler in a childcare setting takes all the toy animals for herself, she discovers that monopolizing all the toys can be a bit lonely. Will offering one of the animals to another child help bridge the gap? In this gentle exploration of early friendship, toddlers will recognize the tension between wanting everything to be “mine!” and the desire to connect with other children.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Empathizes with toddlers’ age-appropriate difficulty with sharing resources and offers a constructive suggestion for connecting with other children.
CHILDCARE SETTING: Provides a relatable setting and scenario for children in childcare settings.
REALISTIC AND HELPFUL: Written in a toddler's voice, the book realistically reflects young children’s thought processes and models language children can use in similar situations.
FORMAT: Board Book
- Product Dimensions: 6.70 x 6.50 inches
- Page Count: 26
- Age Range: Ages 1-4 years
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Hot Off the Press Reading List, Children’s Book Council, February 2022
“This board book is perfect for little ones who are just learning how to interact with others . . . Soft backgrounds illuminate the story, whose diverse cast makes these lessons accessible to all” – Foreword Indies
“Seeboruth’s sparse, rhyming text—consisting of punchy, two-word sentences—delivers its message with aplomb . . . Corrin’s expressive, textured digital artwork ably brings the humorous but believable characters to life. Altogether, the book creates a faithful snapshot of toddler interactions that will make caregivers smile knowingly and teaches an important lesson without being preachy” – Kirkus Reviews
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Written by - Sumana Seeboruth
Sumana Seeboruth writes books inspired by the natural world and her two young children. A night owl, she is most likely to be found writing when her husband and children are fast asleep. She loves music and a noisy, happy house! Sumana is based in London, UK.
Illustrated by - Ashleigh Corrin
Ashleigh Corrin is the 2020 Ezra Jack Keats award-winning illustrator of Layla’s Happiness, a Kirkus and SLJ star reviewed children’s book. Her first published work was with Enchanted Lion Books in A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader. Ashleigh lives in Virginia with her family.