for Will Sheila Share? by Elivia Savadier
“Will Sheila share?” The answer, conveyed by young toddler Sheila’s tight-fisted body language, is clearly a resounding “No!” Sheila won’t share when it comes to things like her bunny and her ball. But Sheila can share sometimes—cereal from a box, green beans from her plate, a hug and a kiss with Nana. And when Nana points out how Jess is sad when Sheila won’t share a strawberry, Sheila rises to the occasion. There’s no heavy-handed message in Elivia Savadier’s forthright picture book featuring a racially diverse family. Instead, she offers a refreshing glimpse of reality in the form of a small child just beginning to learn what it means to share, and not always willing to participate in the act. When Sheila does share, however, it becomes cause for a celebration. (Ages 2–4)
CCBC Choices 2009. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009. Used with permission.
SHEILA WON'T! BUT YOU WILL WANT TO SHARE this charmer with your favorite three, four, or five year old... Curly-headed round-bellied little Sheila, sweet in her overalls and t-shirt, is not one for sharing. Unless you want green beans. It takes a very loved and loving Nana who shares a hug and kiss to change Sheila's ways. Utterly simple, completely disarming, and absolutely true. Will Sheila Share? is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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