Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Read All About It - Book Review: We Share Everything

My parents are in the habit of taking advantage of their senior discount at the local Goodwill to keep us well stocked in a variety of children's books.  A couple of months ago they grabbed us a book that became a fast favourite: We Share Everything by Robert Munsch.

Book review We Share Everything by Robert Munsch
Book cover image care of Scholastic

Why We Bought It
Growing up my younger brother was a big Munsch fan so anything by Munsch, whether we already have it or not is on my parents must buy list when thrift shopping.  When we get duplicates we pass them along to friends or have a spare for when the minions decide they need to sleep with and systematically destroy  a favourite story.   Munsch trends towards repetitive themes and words which the kids love repeating.  This helps them (Jack in particular) build their vocabulary.

Book Summary
Amanda and Jeremiah are used to getting their own way until they enter kindergarten and learn that being in kindergarten means that we share, "We share everything" - even pink pants (which may also explain why Jack adores this book.)

The verse provides an easy story to read out loud to children with many opportunities for them to "read along" to choice quotes.  Jack in particularly loves the onomatopoeia sound effects in this and any Munsch book.  Try to say BLUMPH and GAWCK without smiling, I dare you!

What Molly and Jack Think of the Book
The kids request this book daily.  We hide it sometimes because we read it so often and often trick visitors into reading it to the kids so we can get a break.

Ideal Age
I'd say this book is best suited for kids 2-5 years old.  It would be a great gift for a child who is entering pre-school or kindergarten for the first time.

What We Paid for the Book:
My parents bought this book for 99 cents.

Would Recommend for..
A classic favourite.  Good for any preschooler or kindergartner collection.

Overall Rating
5/5 - it's not Munsch's fault that Jack requests this book daily, sometimes more than once.  On another note, Jack is convinced that Munsch is my father and screams "PAPA" whenever he sees the author photo on the back of  cover.

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1 comment:

  1. did you know that on his website, Robert Munsch reads all books and you can stream or download them for free!!! This is often part of our bedtime routine and my (soon to be) 3 year old loves it. We have a Robert Munsch Treasury that has a little picture for each story on the table of contents page so he can pick which story he wants all by himself which is also great!