Monday, July 02, 2012

Book Review: All for Me and None for All (ages 4 and up)

book coverAll for Me and None for All
Helen Lester

Every now and then I discover an author I really enjoy and want to share with fellow readers; such is the case with Helen Lester. I have always enjoyed her books and thoroughly enjoyed her latest edition, All for Me and None for All. The star protagonist, Gruntly, is a hog in more ways than one—a ball hog, a snack hog, a treasure hog. He never shares and, in fact, helps himself to whatever his friends have.

When Gruntly finds out about a treasure hunt he can’t wait, literally. Gruntly has a plan to win all of the treasure for himself, but greed gets in the way and his plan backfires. Before the clues leading to the treasure can be completely revealed, Gruntly takes off. Gruntly soon finds himself with no treasure at all. Luckily for him he has some forgiving friends who believe in sharing. Gruntly learns several valuable lessons and discovers that sharing is its own reward.

After reading All for Me and None for All, check out some more Helen Lester favorites: Hooway for Wodney Wat, Hurty Feelings, Listen Buddy, Me First, A Porcupine Named Fluffy, Tacky the Penguin, and the list goes on.

Carla Perkins
Avondale Library

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