Sharing can seem difficult and a bit unfair, especially with a younger baby brother wanting to pull away your toys. “Share” says mummy in the story to the little girl aged about 4 or 5. So she does, and so lots of toys and special books get sticky and soggy with a young baby wanting to play with them. Not surprisingly, older sister gets fed up and begins to ‘share’ things like a drink of milk in an open cup and a paint brush with her little brother on purpose, so he gets sticky and soggy and messy too. In the end they share a lovely bubbly bath together and share a cuddle in bed with mum.
This book may help to explore disgruntled feelings between an older and a younger baby sibling who at about 6 months is starting to want to play with their toys and things. It is hard to share everything and resentment can build up inside.
The book is told from the child's point of view. A lovely ending with older sister and younger baby brother snuggling in bed together and sharing their mummy with a hug altogether.
This book helps parents to understand that maybe it is not always fair to ask an older sibling to share with a younger and to see from their older child's point of view why they might get fed up with constantly being told to â€˜shareâ€™.