CriticasK-Gr 2-Havoc ensues when Amanda and Jeremias, neither of whom has learned to share, begin school. After they come to blows over a book and then over blocks, they are reminded that "Here we share everything." In Martchenko's illustrations the teacher arrives surrounded by flowers and butterflies, hovering off the ground, her serenity undisturbed by the children's disharmony. When the two youngsters finally learn to share, even the teacher is thrown for a loop-they have exchanged clothing. In the final scene, as the teacher swoons, all the children have exchanged their clothing and are awash in peace as they exclaim, "Here we share everything!" Munsch's simple lesson is humorously conveyed, and the comic illustrations are realistically cluttered. Perfect for read-alouds, whether at home or school, this title should prove popular in all libraries and bookstores. -Coop Renner, Blackshear Elementary, Austin, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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