Preschool Theme: Sharing

Literature-based Preschool Unit

Books (below)

Clifford’s Manners
“Emily Elizabeth taught Clifford good manners. He always says “please” and “thank you,” follows the rules, and SHARES with his friends. It’s easy to like someone like Clifford: even if he makes mistakes, he always tries to be kind and considerate” (Amazon).

Clifford At The Circus (Clifford 8×8)
“The circus is in town, but everything is going wrong. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford offer to help. Clifford and the circus acts WORK TOGETHER to save the show–and the day” (Amazon).

The Grouchy Ladybug
“Progressing through a series of brilliantly colored die-cut pages, a bad-tempered braggart becomes a nicer, happier, better-behaved bug” (Amazon).

Llama Llama Time to Share
“Llama Llama has new neighbors! Nelly Gnu and her mama stop by for a play date, but Llama’s not so sure it’s time to share all his toys. … The fun turns to tears when Fuzzy Llama is ripped in two, “all because of Nelly Gnu!” Mama comes to the rescue and fixes Fuzzy, but she makes it clear: “I’ll put Fuzzy on the stairs, until you’re sure that you can share” (Amazon).

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!
“When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. But . . . then a very sly and hungry duckling enters the scene and wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird? … Mo Willems has created another avian adventure that encourages children to share even their most prized processed foods” (Amazon).

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 is much more fun.” (Amazon).

Me Too! (A Golden Look-Look Book)
“When Little Critter goes off with his friends, his little sister wails, “Me, too!” When Little Critter eats a piece of cake, he has to share it with his hungry sister. It seems as if Little Critter’s responsibilities as a big brother will never end. Then comes the day when his little sister learns to share. Little Critter sees a ray of hope. Maybe his little sister is growing up” (Amazon).

Curious George The Perfect Carrot (CGTV Reader)
“With the help of the man with the yellow hat, Curious George plants and grows carrots in a little garden plot of his own. When his carrots are finally ready to be pulled from the ground, George decides that his prize carrot is too perfect to eat. But when George stumbles upon his friend Bill’s pet bunnies lost and hungry, he doesn’t hesitate to share his carrot to help save the day. George’s food-growing adventure has an environmentally friendly theme and includes fun facts about locally grown foods and a delicious recipe for carrot muffins” (Amazon).

Links for other books about sharing:
Amazon: Picture Books About Sharing
Barnes & Noble: Sharing – Children’s Fiction
Children’s Books Guide: Sharing
Little Parachutes: Books on Sharing and Cooperation
Logan Library: Children’s Books About Sharing



Bridwell, N. (2010). Clifford’s manners. New York: Scholastic.
Bridwell, N. (2010). Clifford at the circus. New York: Scholastic.
Carle, E. (1996). The grouchy ladybug. New York: HarperCollins.
Dewdney, A. (2012). Llama Llama, does not share. New York: Viking Juvenile.
Lionni, L. (1996). It’s mine!. New York: Dragonfly Books :.
Mayer, M. (1983). Me too!. New York: Golden Press.
Sacks, M. G., Rey, H. A., & Fallon, J. (2009). The perfect carrot. New York:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Willems, M. (2004). The pigeon finds a hot dog!. New York: Hyperion Books for Children.

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