Oct 21, 2019
It's Mine!
Posted by Leo Lionni

Three selfish frogs live together on an island in the middle of Rainbow Pond All day long they bicker It s mine It s mine It s mine But a bad storm and a big brown toad help them realize that sharing is much fun With characteristic clarity, simplicity and exuberance, Leo Lionni makes it possible for kids to see themselves through the antics of others who share oThree selfish frogs live together on an island in the middle of Rainbow Pond All day long they bicker It s mine It s mine It s mine But a bad storm and a big brown toad help them realize that sharing is much fun With characteristic clarity, simplicity and exuberance, Leo Lionni makes it possible for kids to see themselves through the antics of others who share our world.

  • Title: It's Mine!
  • Author: Leo Lionni
  • ISBN: 9780679880844
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
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    It s Mine Three selfish frogs live together on an island in the middle of Rainbow Pond All day long they bicker It s mine It s mine It s mine But a bad storm and a big brown toad help them realize that sharing

    Shiloah

    Excellent book! The author kept in mind the feelings and worries of young children. Such a beautiful story of friendship.


    Sofia Davis

    The picture book It's Mine! by Leo Lionni, is about three frogs named Milton, Rupert, and Lydia. They all lived on a small Island together in the middle of Rainbow Pond. The three frogs bickered and fought all day over the pond, the land, food, and even the air. They fought about sharing, and they all said the same thing "It's mine!". One day a big toad came to them, saying that he lived from across the pond and could hear them bickering all day long. The toad then told them that they were all r [...]


    Courtney Ennis

    This book by Leo Lionni is about three frogs that live on a small island in the middle of Rainbow Pond. They would always play in the pond but one of the frogs would yell to stay out of the pond. All of the frogs would fight over the water, the earth, and the air. One of the frogs thought the air was hers so leaped and tried to catch a butterfly that was passing by. Then a large toad appeared and the told the frogs that there is no peace with all of them bickering about land being theirs. Then o [...]


    Jennifer

    Great book on sharing! This book uses a few of nature's inhabitants to teach its readers a very valuable lesson on how ugly selfishness really is. I appreciate this book because it shows how caught up we can get in ourselves and how we may need the viewpoint of others to bring us back to reality. I will definitely be using this book in my classroom and even with some friends! It's so funny how we argue about petty things that are her today and then gone tomorrow. I would want my students to see [...]


    Ebookwormy1

    This story about the limits of selfishness is amplified by a messianic character who shows the frogs a different way. Eliminating the root of selfishness creates a harmonious situation for all. Recommended.


    Laura

    Great book about sharing and community. This is a very clever book to teach young children the importance of sharing and working together. I love Leo Lionni's illustrations. A great read and great message.


    Ashley Perry

    Summary:This book is about three frogs, who do not want to share. One frog claims the water, one claims the earth, and one claims the air. In the midst of their arguing, a storm rolls over the pond. The water begins to rise and the frogs have to work together to stay safe from drowning. In the end, the frogs realize that it's better to share than to be selfish. Evaluation:I liked that there was a lot of dialogue between the frogs in the book. The pictures were very descriptive and went along wit [...]


    Connor Ashcraft

    This is a piece that teaches you the value of sharing your things. In here you have three friends whom are frogs that have a tendency to claim things like the water and the ground as their own. After a storm comes in and takes everything away from then thy are forced to share a rock in order to survive only to learn that it wasn't a rock at all. It ends with them all realizing that life would be easier if they were to just share.


    Megan Billick

    I loved this book. It's about 3 frogs who live on an island together in Rainbow Pond. They fight and argue all the time saying the same phrase, "It's mine!" and finally one day a storm comes and floods the pond, forcing them to share one rock to stay alive and survive the storm. It taught them that sharing was helpful and it was a better way to live, much more peaceful than fighting over things all the time.


    Mrs. Downs

    Frogs keep claiming that everything around them "is mine" but an old toad tells them that their actions are disturbing the peace and that it will not have a positive outcome. When a large storm comes to their home they learn that working together is much more peaceful and fun then being only worried about themselves.


    Ben Hicks

    This adorable story is about three different frogs that could not learn how to share. One day it began to rain and everything flooded the only land they could stay on was a small rock and they learned to share from then on.I was not the biggest fan of the illustrations, but the concept is great!I would use this mainly for helping to promote sharing among students.


    Katie Easter

    Genre: Contemporary FantasyGrade Level: preK-early Kindergarten This cute children's fiction book is perfect for children who are going through an "All About Me" stage. This would be perfect in a preK classroom to teach that sharing is caring and we can all help each other. Overall this is a cute book that would be great for young students.


    Erica

    Frogs keep claiming that everything around them "is mine" but an old toad tells them that their actions are disturbing the peace and that it will not have a positive outcome. When a large storm comes to their home they learn that working together is much more peaceful and fun then being only worried about themselves.


    Jessie Oliveros

    When I read this book to my daughter, I said, "Oh look! Someone wrote a book about you, your brother, and your sister." It's the perfect sibling rivalry book. Siblings will relate to the constant need to claim things as "mine!" And hopefully, they'll relate to the frogs leaning on each other in time of need and to their finding common ground. The toad was my favorite, and for me--a metaphor for a parent. I love the role of the toad at the end, after the rainstorm. That was magical.


    Anne

    Lionni is hit and miss for me. This one appealed to my didactic side. The obvious lesson is presented in a simple, matter-of-fact way that avoids condescension and will appeal to the youngest of readers.


    Jana Eads

    To add to the shelf- about sharing.


    Melissa Namba

    cute flood analogy and the importance of getting along. not clear how a flood would make this happen even if a grumpy toad complained about their bickering, but cute nonetheless.


    Mary

    Read-Aloud Revival Recommendation for June Picture Books.


    Austin Wright

    FIVE STARS for actually presenting a plot-twist that made a 34 year-old adult go "whoooooooa!!!"


    Jaclyn LeVasseur

    Summary: There are three selfish frogs named Milton, Rupert, and Lydia. These frogs bicker all day long saying, "Its mine!" to everything. A brown toad visited the three frogs one afternoon and told them they should try sharing. Of course, they did not listen. But suddenly the sky darkened and a large rumble of thunder came through the island. The frogs were scared, so they each held onto their own floating rock in the water. But the storm kept getting worse. Their individual rocks disappeared a [...]


    Amanda Rood

    Great life lesson for kids!


    997997

    This book mainly discusses that there are three frogs, they play every day in rainbow pond, but at first, these three frogs are really selfish, they always argue with each other because they do not want to share with good things with each other. Their voices are heard by a toad, and the toad told them that they break the peace and effect his life. And than, the sky becomes dark, and starts to rain, the water turned to mud, and island grew smaller and smaller as it was swallowed up by rising floo [...]


    Nicole Salem

    It's Mine!Summary: On an island in River Pond lived three frogs named Milton, Rupert and Lydia. All day they would fight over everything, each claiming "It's Mine!". Then a big toad came by and told them that they could always hear them fighting over everything. A big storm came by, and it flooded everything. The frogs were scared and they clung to the only rock that was left together to survive. The flood passed and they realized it was not a rock, but the big toad. After that, they no longer f [...]


    Jill Stroup

    It's Mine! is a book about three very greedy frogs. The frogs are constantly exclaiming "That's Mine" and not sharing anything. One day, there is a horrible storm and the frogs homes start to flood. The frogs must work together to get to higher ground. They soon realize that there is only one rock left, and if they all want to survive they have to share the rock. After the storm ends, and everything begins to dry, it turns out that the three frogs were not all sitting on a rock after all; they w [...]


    Laura

    I'm looking forward to sharing this with first grade. Who do you think lives on this island?Are the frogs fighting? Are they fighting all day long?What do you think they're fighting about on their island?Preteach:YelledShoutedScreamedWhat does Milton want? Does Milton want to share the water?What does Rupert want? Does Rupert want to share the land?What does Lydia want? Does Lydia want to share the air?Does the toad think there is peace or no peace because of the frogs saying "Mine, mine, mine!! [...]


    Kelsey Wagner

    It’s Mine is an adorable book about three frogs in a pond. They have trouble sharing everything, from the worms to the pond. One day they meet a toad that makes them think twice about their actions, but the frogs go on their way. A storm hits and the frogs are forced to share a single rock in order to survive in the pond, but the rock turns out to the toad. In the end, the frogs learn to share, which is why this is a great book for children- the main lesson in this book is sharing. I really en [...]


    Dolly

    This is a good story about possessiveness and squabbling. I find it interesting that our girls picked out two books that examine "sibling" relationships and the infighting between them. We also read My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco today, and while the two books are very, very different, they both examine the extremes of bickering and getting along that occur within families. We enjoyed reading this book together - it's tales like this that helps show the best (and worst) of [...]


    Allie

    I love this book! The text is rich with vocabulary words. This book would also lend itself to finding the moral of the story. I would use this book in second grade as an example for authors word choice. Example: The author didn't just say they would fight with each other he used the word quarreled and quibbled. This would be a great book to keep in any classroom library. The great vocabulary is what most caught my attention when reading this book. I would recommend this book to others because th [...]


    Adriana Mendoza

    This book is about three frogs who argue all the time. They argue over who owns the island. A toad tells the frogs that he is really tired of all the bikering. One day a storm floods their home and they have to live together on a rock, that in reality is the back of the toad. Through the process of living on the toad the three frogs learn to share. I used this read-aloud at the beginning of the school year to teach about community and getting along with others. The author does a really good job [...]


    Jeanette Rakestraw

    I was first introduced to this book as an activity set. It definitly teaches the importance of sharing and how working together gets you more than being selfish. Alot of repitition which makes it easy to learn, remember, and anticipate what comes next. Using frogs instead of humans was also a great way of teaching. Children will view the selfishness easier.As an extention, I would continue the conversation of sharing, cooperating and even allowing the children to create an activity together in g [...]



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