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About The Book

In this hilariously instructive follow-up to Lisa Wheeler and Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Molly Idle’s People Don’t Bite People, this cheeky and charming picture book reminds little ones that sharing is caring. Learning good behavior has never been so fun!

It’s good to share a blanket.
It’s nice to share some fries.
It’s great to share your crayons
BEFORE somebody cries.

People share with people!
It’s not that hard to do.
So if you’d like to cozy up…
I’ll SHARE this book with you!

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Lisa Wheeler has written many books for children, including The Pet Project, illustrated by Zachariah OHora; Spinster Goose, illustrated by Sophie Blackall; and People Don’t Bite People and People Share with People, both illustrated by Molly Idle. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at

About The Illustrator

Photograph (c) Molly Idle

Molly Idle is the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Flora and the FlamingoTea Rex, and Pearl, as well as the illustrator of Lisa Wheeler’s People Don’t Bite People and People Share with People. She lives in Tempe, Arizona, with her fabulous family, and when she’s not scribbling away on her next project, she can be found (figuratively) devouring one of her favorite books, or (literally) devouring one of her favorite snacks…like blueberry pie! Visit Molly online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2019)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534425590
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"The cast of roly-poly round-headed kids is fun to follow through their good choices and bad, and the vignettes, set against backgrounds of deep, gradient colors, always feel more cajoling than scolding."

– Publisher's Weekly, May 27, 2019

"In funny, rhyming text, Wheeler describes specific scenarios to help young children understand exactly how to respond in a variety of situations....As in the pair’s People Don’t Bite People (2018), this book demonstrates that learning social skills can be fun!"

– Booklist, July 26, 2019

"The team behind People Don’t Bite People...presents another useful and engaging toddler-skills picture-book primer in rhyme, with child-friendly examples and Idle’s dynamic, appealing illustrations to downplay the didacticism....its lessons are just as necessary and valuable, and delivered in a way that should entertain young children"

– Horn Book, September/October 2019

"An enjoyable read-aloud for a story time or one on one....This engaging title should be ‘shared’ with siblings as well as children who are in a group setting and would do well to learn sharing skills and etiquette."

– School Library Journal, September 2019

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