Me First

Me First


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544003217
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Series: Laugh-Along Lessons Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 220,349
Product dimensions: 8.26(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Helen Lester , author of the Tacky the Penguin books and more, is a full-time writer who lives in Pawling, New York. Visit her website at

The full-time illustrator Lynn Munsinger divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont. Visit her at

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Sure to be both popular and useful, this is Lester and Munsinger's best collaboration to date." School Library Journal, Starred review

"During a beach picnic with the Pig Scouts, Pinkerton's boundless greed sends him ahead of the others to a voice that asks if anyone would care for a sandwich. There he discovers, instead, a witch,and he is obliged to wait on her, do her chores, and re-examine the glories of being first. The droll ink and watercolor illustrations impart the full effect of the witch's messy lifestyle." Horn Book

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Me First 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
taciesmith More than 1 year ago
My daughter (now 19 & she still has her childhood copy) had me read her this book every night and now my 5 year old niece loves it too. Fun!
LibroLady More than 1 year ago
A plump pink pig hustles to be first in line, first to eat and first to get more than he bargained for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Mom read this book to me when I was little and now I get to read it to her! We still love it!
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Keilansba More than 1 year ago
Me First, by Helen Lester, is a hilarious story of a pig that always wants to be first. During the course of this story, however, Pinkerton the pig learns that being first sometimes comes with a high price. Lester uses language in a fun way that even children as young as five understand as a "play on words." I would highly recommend this as a classroom tool to illustrate the pitfalls of always needing to be first and the effects it can have on yourself and those around you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every one of my kindergarten students listened attentively to this story. The dialogue has a natural tone that makes the characters come alive. What a great way to reinforce the need to share and take turns.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a grammar school librarian and every year our Principal read this book to the 1st grade class. They loved it and didn't realize they were learning also. I recommendfed this book to all of the other librarians.