Finders Keepers
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Finders Keepers

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by Will Lipkind, Mordvinoff Nicolas, Will

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Two dogs find one bone and have difficulty deciding which of them owns it. “Here is a perfect combination of rollicking story and pictures that have strength, life and humor in every line.”--The Horn Book
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Two dogs find one bone and have difficulty deciding which of them owns it. “Here is a perfect combination of rollicking story and pictures that have strength, life and humor in every line.”--The Horn Book

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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First Edition
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8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.15(d)
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Finders Keepers 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Finders Keepers¿ is by William Lipkind and illustrated by Nicolas Mordvinoff. It was published in 1951 and won the Caldecott Medal in 1952. The American Author, Lipkind, was born in 1904 and passed away in 1974. He was most famous for his partnership with Nicolas Mordvinoff. He was an established anthropologist before he began his writing and illustrating career. The American artist, Mordvinoff, was born on September 27, 1911, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Both Lipkind and Mordvinoff wrote under the pseudonym Will and Nicolas. ¿Finders Keepers¿ is about two dogs, Nap and Winkle. One day they were digging in the yard, and ¿they never stopped digging for a minute.¿ Finally, after all that digging, they found a bone. They each claimed the bone was theirs. Nap said he found it first, but Winkle said he touched it first. They had to get this problem solved, so they decided to get someone else¿s opinion. They asked a farmer, a goat, and a barber, but none of them could help these two dogs solve their problem. Finally, they ran into a big dog and asked him what he thought. Instead of helping, that big dog took their bone! Will Nap and Winkle ever get their bone back? Will they finally solve their problem? This book was really fun to read. It¿s not only a cute story, but it teaches a child the concept of sharing. Although the illustrations lack color, they still suit the story appropriately. Children will definitely have a delightful time reading or listening to this story. The reading level for this book is two and the age range is 4 to 8. Lipkind, William. Mordvinoff, Nicolas. Finders Keepers. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1951.
LloydElizabeth More than 1 year ago
The book Finders Keepers tells of how two dogs find a bone together then begin arguing over whose it should be. As the dogs look for different people to ask which dog the bone belongs to, they learn that nobody cares about their bone. However, with each person or animal they meet they are asked to do something for that person or animal. For instance, after the hair trimmer is finished practicing his skills on their fur, they again ask him who the bone should belong to. To this the hair trimmer responds in such a way that expresses how a simple bone does not matter to him and then continues on his way. It is not until they meet a dog who himself wishes to steal the bone that the dogs agree upon who the bone should go to. The dogs, Nap and Winkle, fight for their bone when the large dog attempts to take it from them. The ending of the book is similar to the beginning of the story because it shows how the two dogs are sharing the bone that they both found at the start of the book. This book provides a great story for children to learn about sharing. The only problem I found with the book was when Nap and Winkle met the larger dog. The fighting among the three dogs demonstrates for children how fighting for what belongs to them results in them getting back what was theirs. This example could be carried out among children and their peers when they have a toy taken away from them.
AlreadyArtist More than 1 year ago
Retro-charming & unique. Story is cute but illustrations are a real treat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fount this book fun to read. It was about two dogs, Nap and Winkle. They fount a bone and could not decide who should keep it. they both wanted it. They asked everyone and almost lost it. I believe it would keep children entertained and wondering what happened to the bone and who got it. A teacher could make this book into a great lesson on what can happen if you don¿t share and what can happen if you do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finders Keepers is a Caldecott award book. Winkle and Nap dug and dug until they found a bone. ¿I saw it first,¿ said Nap. ¿I touched it first,¿ said Winkle. They argue back and forth about whose bone it is. Who will help them decide who will get the bone? This book would be good for 2-5 grade. I liked this book because I remember arguing with my brother. This is a fantasy book. William Lipkind wrote this book. Lipkind is deceased. He was an anthropologist before he began writing. He was born in New York. Lipkind, William. Finders Keeper. Voyager Books: San Diego, 1951.