Our children need to learn to share so they can make and keep friends, play cooperatively, take turns, negotiate and cope with disappointment. Sharing teaches children about compromise and fairness. They learn that if we give a little to others, we can get some of what we want, too.  Fair Shares makes an important distinction between equality and equity.  “Giving everybody the same thing isn’t always fair” said Beetle.



A crucial message……….


ANNA DOHERTY – Illustrator

The pear tree is full of fruit which both Hare and Bear are eager to eat. Unfortunately, neither of them can reach. Hare comes up with a plan and gets chairs to climb on, two for him and one for Bear. But Bear doesn’t think this is fair, Hare has more chairs than him! However, when Hare has only one chair, he can’t reach the pears. The two friends have a problem,


So a little friend teaches them that fair isn’t always everyone getting the same thing … with hilarious results! A beautifully simple picture book that considers, what is fair? The answer is not always as simple as you’d think!






Sharing Chart pdf



How to Draw Beetle pdf