From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2—Little Squirrel is playing with his siblings when a glimmering snowflake alights on his nose. The others present different ideas as to what to do with it, but Little Squirrel wants to keep it all to himself. He collects several twigs, scrambles up a tree, and builds a large nest to keep his prize hidden. The next day, he hears a bird singing but the sound is muffled by the nest's twig wall. Later, he peers through the twigs to see his siblings playing in the snow and he begins to feel a bit melancholy. He soon becomes hungry and knows that his family will be sharing a meal. He drops the snowflake, which rolls into an enormous snowball that is headed toward his family and they all share it. The illustrations are mostly painted in warm, autumn tones, making the glittery, silvery-blue snowflake stand out. Children who have been torn between hoarding favorite things or sharing them will certainly relate to Little Squirrel's dilemma.—Donna Atmur, Los Angeles Public Library
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About the Author
Claire Hawcock read English at the University of London and went on to become a children's book editor. She moved to Bath in 1996, where she now lives with her husband, David, and two young children, Isaac and Anna, working as a freelance writer and editor. Mine, All Mine! is her first picture book and was inspired by watching her children play. Chiara Pasqualotto was born in Padua, Italy. She has been painting and drawing since she was a child, and studied illustration at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She has lived in France, the Czech Republic and America. Chiara recently moved back to Padua, where she lives with her striped cat called Mimma. Mine, All Mine! is Chiara's first book for children.
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