by Pippa Goodhart
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Pub Date 24 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 01 Mar 2023
A group of animals start a race to see who is the best to get a juicy strawberry,
Average rating from 19 members
The story of different animals finding a strawberry and competing over who gets to eat it. They all think whoever is the best should get to eat it, but they all think they’re the best. They all work together in a competition to win the strawberry and realize they are all the best in their own ways. Such a great story for kids starting out in school or those dealing with jealousy or sharing issues.
Thanks to Netgalley and Tiny Owl Publishing for a free digital copy.
A cute book about sharing, comparing, friendship, and what's fair. The illustrations are adorable and the message is a great one for kids to learn about us all having our own strengths and how that can bring us all together.
When a group of forest animals find a fresh ripe strawberry, they all feel as if they are more deserving of it than others. One by one, each creature points out the things that they are best at,. The bird is best at flying, and frog is best at jumping.
Using everyone’s specific skills, Shrew designs a race that will test everyone’s skills together to see who really is the best. But while they each fight to outpace each other, another competitor may be slowly winning the race.
With vibrant and whimsical illustrations, and a simple vocabulary for younger readers, I found this to be a title that I would definitely recommend being carried in my local library.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Tiny Owl Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this upcoming title.
This is adorable. The illustrations are beautiful and work well with the story. I think this could be a good read-aloud for storytimes or school visits. The message is positive without being too over the top, which was nice in a picture book.
So many little critter friends and only one juicy strawberry that they all want and feel like they deserve? I think we can all see where this one (and the lesson packed within this precious children’s book) is going. Not only is this one adorable, but it also highlights the fact that each of these furry friends has their own talents and strengths, and all have their own unique ways of confronting issues (such as getting past a large log) based on their unique builds, strengths, and makeups. In the end, a test for supremacy ends up being a win for all of them, as no one failed, because they ended up becoming best friends.
Bird finds a lovely juicy red strawberry and claims it as his own but.... Frog and Shrew want it too! They decide to organize a test to see who is the best and whoever wins gets the prize of that luscious, delicious, huge berry.
Other creatures join in the test each bringing their skills thinking they will be the winner. A surprise awaits as the animals cross the finish line and a lovely life lesson is learned for all involved!
This is a sweet book about sharing, competition, friendship and the true meaning of winning fairly.
The illustrations are colourful, full of action and the vocabulary is simple enough for beginning readers. The message is positive and encouraging and I highly recommend this book!
A group of critters start a race to see who can win the juicy strawberry. At first, each believed that he or she was the best. Later, they have realized that being the best is not easy.
Pippa Goodheart's amazing work reflects on accepting one's accepting uniqueness, and the importance of teamwork. In addition, Anna Doherty's lively and whimsical characters add desirable features for the story.
A wonderful social concept and an educational resource to be added in the classroom library.