We Share Everything
By Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Scholastic Canada 1999.
Amanda and Jeremiah have just started Kindergarten. And in Kindergarten, they both want the same book. So they start both pulling at it.
"If you dont give me that book, I'm going to scream" said Jeremiah to Amanda.
"I dont care" said Amanda, so Jeremiah screamed.
The teacher came running over and said, "Now look, This is Kindergarten, and in Kindergarten, we share everything." OK OK OK OK OK OK OK said Amanda & Jeremiah
This happened again with the building blocks and with the paints. Each time one of them screamed, and each time the teacher told them that "...In Kindergarten, we share everything".
So the kids carried this idea of sharing to its logical conclusion. They started sharing their clothes. They shared their shoes, their shirts and their pants.
When the teacher saw them, she said, "Its good to see you're being so grown up and sharing. Those are nice...Pink Pants? Jeremiah, whose pinks pants are those?"
"Oh, it's ok" said Jeremiah. "Amanda and I shared our clothes."
"WHAT???" yelled the teacher. "WHO SAID YOU COULD SHARE YOUR CLOTHES??"
And all the kids said (in unison) "Now look, This is Kindergarten, and in Kindergarten, we share EVERYTHING."
This is for the 2nd Canadian Book Challenge.