Martha Doesn't Share!
Samantha Berger, illus. by Bruce Whatley, Little, Brown, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-316-07367-7
In addition to not saying sorry, Martha the otter has little interest in sharing ("Martha has a new favorite word, and that word is... Mine!"). When Martha refuses to play nice, her parents and brother leave her to play alone, and she soon discovers that "it's hard to ping when you don't have someone to pong." Accompanied by Whatley's expressive pencils and watercolors, Berger quietly reminds readers that sharing, while sometimes difficult, is more fun. Ages 3–6. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/19/2010