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The Boy Who Wouldn't Share

Written by Mike Reiss & illustrated by David Catrow and Mike Reiss
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Edward has oodles of toys but doesn’t share any of them with his little sister, Claire. She cannot ride his rocking horse, hug his teddy bear, or even think about touching his Slinky. “They’re mine!” he says. That is, until one day when Edward finds himself stuck under his enormous pile of toys and can’t move! With a little help from an unlikely ally, he learns that if he can share with others, they’ll share right back with him. Mike Reiss’s wickedly funny verse and David Catrow’s remarkable gift for comic illustration make this one book you’ll want to share—again and again!

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4.75 / 7.0

This story has great cadence (which I’m a huge fan of) and the busy, quirky, somewhat wild illustrations give plenty of opportunities for finding hidden treasures that you might not initially notice on a quick read. Sibling rivalry, sharing and forgiveness blend beautifully into a funny story that seems just as common as the ordinary afternoon at home, and equally beautiful.

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Who Wrote The Boy Who Wouldn't Share

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Mike Reiss

<p><strong>Mike Reiss</strong> has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his twenty-eight years writing for <em>The Simpsons</em>. He ran the show in Season 4, which Entertainment Weekly called “the greatest season of the greatest show in history.” In 2006, Reiss received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus. Reiss has written jokes for such comedy legends as Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling…and Pope Francis! For his comedic contributions to the charitable group Joke with the Pope, in 2015 Pope Francis declared Reiss “A Missionary of Joy.”</p><p> </p>

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Who Illustrated The Boy Who Wouldn't Share

David Catrow

David Catrow is the illustrator of many picture books including <i>Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon </i>and its sequel <i>Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon</i>, written by Patty Lovell;<i> I Wanna Iguana</i> and its two companion books <i>I Wanna New Room </i>and <i>I Wanna Go Home, </i> written by Karen Kaufman Orloff; <i>Our Tree Named Steve</i> by Alan Zweibel;<i>The Middle Child Blues</i> by Kristyn Crow; and <i>We the Kids: the Preamble to the Constitution. </i>He lives in Ohio with his wife, Deborah.

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