Me First (Library Binding)

By Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator), Helen Lester

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780395587065, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1992

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/27/1995)
Hardcover (7/9/2013)
Prebound (3/1/1995)

List Price: 16.00*
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Being first isn't always best, as Pinkerton Pig finds out after an encounter with a mean Sand Witch. As always, Helen Lester's wonderfully offbeat humor and Lynn Munsinger's whimsical illustrations result in a hilarious lesson about piggishness. The picture book duo of Lester and Munsinger has created six previous books, including the award-winning TACKY THE PENGUIN.

Praise For Me First

"Sure to be both popular and useful, this is Lester and Munsinger's best collaboration to date." School Library Journal, Starred

"During a beach picnic with the Pig Scouts, Pinkerton's boundless greed sends him ahead of the others to a voice that asks if anyone would care for a sandwich. There he discovers, instead, a witch,and he is obliged to wait on her, do her chores, and re-examine the glories of being first. The droll ink and watercolor illustrations impart the full effect of the witch's messy lifestyle." Horn Book