Candace Fleming  
  Anne Schwartz Books /
Random House, 2023
ages 3 to 7
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written by Candace Fleming
illustrated by Eric Rohmann

About the book

In a tall, tall tree, at the tip-tippy top, hangs a single red apple...
Along skirts Mouse. “An apple!” she squeaks, "How divine! When it tumbles to the ground, it’ll all be mine!” 

And so it goes, for Hare, Fox, Deer, and Bear, who each can't wait to get their hands on the apple. 

Soon the wind huffs and puffs, the branch snips and snaps, and down the apple falls. Only one shiny red apple for five furry creatures? What are they to do?!

Here is a read-aloud picture book, perfect for storytime, that will have kids repeating the refrain “Mine!”... complete with an ending that celebrates sharing and is sure to surprise! 


[A] spirited, visually pleasing read-aloud. (The Horn Book, starred review)

Full of energy and fun, Mine! is an extremely fruitful pick for storytime. (Booklist, starred review)

Crisp and tart by turns, this is one book worth fighting over. (Kirkus Reviews)

Humorous. (Shelf Awareness)

[A] reminder not to count one’s apples before they fall—and to share generously when they do. (Publishers Weekly)

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