I Like to Share!

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I Like to Share!
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Age Range
2+
Release Date
June 22, 2021
ISBN
978-1419748585
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Celebrate the joys of learning to share in this exuberant board book from the Empowerment series!

I kept snacks to myself.
Now I give some away.
Once I hogged the whole swing.
Now I let others play.

With relevant and charming specifics, Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham address the joy we feel from giving back.

The Empowerment series addresses the small victories of growing up and starting to embrace the world on your own terms with encouraging text and retro-fresh illustrations. Celebrate the milestones of toddlerhood with the whole series.

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1 review
board book about kindness
Overall rating
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
I LIKE TO SHARE! is a simple board book about kindness and friendship. The book is told in a few simple phrases about what the main character used to do (for instance, use the swing all by himself) as compared to what he does now (in this case, share the swing with the other children). The book gives a few examples of how to share and be kind to others, which also encompasses allowing others to win/be first.

What I loved: The brightly colored illustrations demonstrate these simple concepts for visual learners. The neon color choices and cute cartoonish children hold appeal for the youngest of readers. The book captures the simple descriptions well and finishes with the lesson in that the narrator has more to give now that he likes to share. The children are emotive, and the frowns on the pages of what he used to do are juxtaposed with smiling children in the pages with sharing to help drive the message home.

The board book reads really quickly with brief sentences on each page and relatively few pages. This will work best for young toddlers.

What left me wanting more: Not all the examples are about sharing, but more about being kind and cooperative to build friendships. I would have appreciated a bit more text to explain to young children about the concepts and why they matter.

Final verdict: I LIKE TO SHARE! is a brightly colored board book about kindness and friendship, bringing that start of a simple concept to the youngest of readers.
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