Me! Me! Mine!

Me! Me! Mine!

by Alan Katz, Pascal Lemaitre
     
 

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Rocky Dachshund is back in an all-new first experience story from bestselling author Alan Katz and illustrator Pascal Lemaitre. This time, Rocky just won’t share! On the playground, he hogs the swings. He never passes the basketball during the game, and in art class he wants all the crayons and all the markers! Young readers are sure to giggle as this

Overview

Rocky Dachshund is back in an all-new first experience story from bestselling author Alan Katz and illustrator Pascal Lemaitre. This time, Rocky just won’t share! On the playground, he hogs the swings. He never passes the basketball during the game, and in art class he wants all the crayons and all the markers! Young readers are sure to giggle as this “me, mine” barker learns the importance of sharing in this humorous follow-up to Let’s Get a Checkup!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Rocky Dachshund, who first appeared in Let's Get a Checkup! (2010), isn't a bad pup, but he won't share. He takes all of the crayons and markers from his classmates, won't pass the basketball, and has taken over the room he shares with his brother. He even hogs a full page of the book: "Can't you see?/ This book's for me!/ 'cause I don't care!/ I just won't share!" But the tables must turn: "It happened when his mom said ‘Chores!/ The dishes, laundry, sweeping—yours!'" Though Rocky's singsong selfishness make his bad behavior seem more comical than anything, the message still comes through. Ages 4–6. (July)
Kirkus Reviews
Bossy Rocky Dachshund refuses to share when he plays. This demanding dog demonstrates he's not a team player at school or at play. His poor manners extend to his home as he bullies his brother, forced to share his room with only a corner of its contents ("just one inch," to be exact). When called to be generous, Rocky flaunts his selfishness with a whiny taunt. "Can't you see? / It's all for me / 'Cause I don't care! / I just won't share!" In a humorous twist, the hound's sense of entitlement reaches new heights when Rocky demands control over the written word. "When Rocky heard about this book / he said ‘It's mine, and you can't look!' / In fact, dear friend, you've him to thank-- / he made us leave the next page blank." His mama corrects his behavior for good when she allows him ownership over all the chores, resulting in a change of heart. Didacticism aside, there's far too much text in each spread and busyness to the images to get the message across to the board-book audience. Expanded to a 32-page picture book and writ with a lighter hand, it might work; as it is, it's a bust. (Board book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442435124
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
07/12/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
16
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Alan Katz has been a print and television comedy writer for more than twenty years. In addition to being a multiple Emmy nominee for his work on The Rosie O’Donnell Show and Disney’s “Raw Toonage,” he has written for children’s programming on Nickelodeon, ABC Television, Warner Brothers Animation’s Taz-Mania, and many others. Alan is the author of several adult humor books; he has written humorous essays for The New York Times and other publications. Alan lives in Weston, Connecticut, with his journalist wife, Rose, and their children Simone, Andrew, Nathan, and David. Visit him online at AlanKatzBooks.com.
Pascal Lemaitre illustrated Toni and Slade Morrison's bestselling Who's Got Game?: Three Fables, as well as many other books for children. He and his family divide their time between Brussels, Belgium, where he teaches illustration, and Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at PascalLemaitre.com.

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