This funny friendship fable hits the spot.

Kirkus Reviews

Two for Me, One for You

$19.99

A new story from the author of bestselling Tickle My Ears:  two friends share three mushrooms…who will get the extra one?

Translated by Catherine Chidgey

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  • Description

    Bear finds three tasty mushrooms on her way home through the woods. Her friend Weasel cooks them up in the frying pan. But the friends have a problem: how to share three between two?

    Bear and Weasel come up with one argument after another for why they should have more. Bear needs more because she’s big; Weasel needs more because he’s small and needs to grow. Weasel cooked them, but with Bear’s recipe …

    Until the fox comes around the corner and snatches a mushroom. That solves the problem. They eat the two mushrooms and it’s time for dessert. Here comes Weasel with the scrumptious wild strawberries, three of them to share…


  • Book Details

    Country of OriginGermany
    Reader Age2-5 year
    Book Size
    ISBN

  • Reviews

    1. The Source

      With its witty conclusion and adorably human animals, Two for Me, One for You is a winner with young readers.

    2. Orange Marmalade Books

      Brilliant translation work makes this text sing, and Mühle’s bold, personality-laden, humorous illustrations rivet us straight from the first glimpse at the endpapers.

    3. Reading Time (The Childrens’ Book Council of Australia)

      The illustrations are gently comical, in the pastel colours of a friendly forest, and flow across the endpapers. The details are full of wit and whimsy, bound to have the reader ducking back and forth, and emitting laughter and exclamation at the conduct of Bear, Weasel and Fox. As the final page reveals their dessert of three strawberries, I swear I could hear the screams of my imaginary audience.

    4. My Shelves are Full

      Surprises await the reader in this delightful story.

    5. Otago Daily Times (NZ)

      Gentle humour and a delightful twist at the end will elicit chuckles, spark discussion and guarantee requests for repeat readings. Beautifully illustrated, too.

    6. Red Reading Hub

      Comic timing combined with droll mixed media scenes of the escalating situation (I love the forest setting with the kitchen set-up) make for a fun way to introduce youngsters to the notion of sharing: how might they solve the ‘afters’ issue?

    7. Bob’s Books NZ

      A delight for everybody but juniors will love it.

    8. Youth Services Book Review

      This is a great book for children about fairness and sharing.

    9. School Library Journal

      A delightful look at sharing and the problems that can result.

    10. Kirkus Reviews

      Mühle’s storytelling has a fine sense of comic pacing, and his cartoons are simple but effective, uncluttered and full of white space, creating cozy domesticity in the forest.


  • Reviews

    1. Publishers Weekly

      In colored pencil and wash, Mühle crafts homey forest scenes that are one of the book’s delights: tree branches serve as hooks, the kitchen bursts with pleasing jars, and Weasel sits in what appears to be a Stokke Tripp Trapp chair.

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