The Boy Who Wouldn't Share

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The Boy Who Wouldn't Share

By Mike Reiss; David Catrow (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060591328, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2008


Edward has oodles of toys but doesn't share any of them with his little sister, Claire. She cannot ride his rocking horse, hug his teddy bear, or even think about touching his Slinky.

"They're mine "

he says. That is, until one day when Edward finds himself stuck under his enormous pile of toys and can't move With a little help from an unlikely ally, he learns that if he can share with others, they'll share right back with him.

Mike Reiss's wickedly funny verse and David Catrow's remarkable gift for comic illustration make this one book you'll want to share again and again

About the Author
Mike Reiss is a former head writer for "The Simpsons", a show for which he has won four Emmy awards. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he served as president of "The Harvard Lampoon", and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. His other books for children include "How Murray Saved Christmas, Santa Claustrophobia, " and "The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln", all illustrated by David Catrow.

David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more thanseventy books for children, including the New York Times bestseller I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!, both written by Karen Beaumont, Dozens of Cousins by Shutta Crum, Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen, and Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms. He lives in Ohio. Visit his website at