Cover image for MINE!


By Shutta Crum
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-375-86711-8
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Have you ever had a toy you really really liked?

Enjoy this adorable, playful, picture-based book about two very young children and an adorable dog navigating the troubles and triumphs of sharing.

Praise for MINE!

The New York Times Book Review
“…a delightful example of the drama and emotion that a nearly wordless book can convey…the laughter of young readers will doubtlessly round out the narrative.”

Publisher’s Weekly
*starred review* “[Barton's] dizzyingly expressive digitized pencil sketches seem to be everywhere at once continually reframing the action to make sure readers savor every gleefully anarchic moment.”

Kirkus Reviews

*starred review*  “…This charming, animated episode will elicit giggles and demands of ‘read it again!’”

School Library Journal
*starred review* “The two youngsters are simply adorable, and their alternating surprised and gleeful expressions, as well as those of their canine accomplice, are priceless.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

*starred review* “Given that there’s virtually no text (the only word other than “Mine” is “Woof”), it’s up to the art to do the heavy lifting here, and Barton’s art not only rises to the occasion but soars beyond it.”

- Accepted into the Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibit 2011
School Library Journal Best Books of 2011
NYPL’s list of 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing, 2011
Texas 2×2 Reading List
- 2012 Crystal Kite Award, SCBWI

Book trailer by Shutta Crum

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