Fair Shares (Hardcover)
When Bear and Hare try to reach some juicy pears, they realize they need some help. Hare finds three chairs, but is it fair that Hare has two chairs and Bear only one? When they have the same, Hare still can’t reach the pears! 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!
"Add this to your preschool and elementary libraries, it will be a helpful discussion starter."
-- Imagination Soup, "Books About Cooperation"
“… a beautifully smooth and straightforward explanation of equity … The digital artwork is wonderfully textured, and Anna Doherty’s scanned ink and pencil textures give the story a lovely fall feel, with deep reds, greens, and yellows, and a fuzzy Hare and furry Bear. The ending will surprise and delight readers. Beautifully done, and an essential book to keep on hand."
-- Mom Read It
"This is a perfect book to open discussions of what kids think is fair - or not."
-- Meridian Magazine, “Newton’s Book News: Back to School Books”
"I can't express how important this book is for little readers to grasp the true concept of fairness as a level playing field. This is a MUST for any child's library!"
-- Little Cub Literacy
"The text brims with words that rhyme with pear, and endearing Briticisms ("Bother!") are sprinkled throughout. Vivid, stylized, digitally rendered illustrations mirror the whimsy and lightness of touch in this lesson in fairness and equity for the very young."
-- The Horn Book
“Goodhart’s distinction between equality and equity is politically essential in myriad areas of life...”
-- Kirkus Reviews
“The cheerful, naive illustrations—produced digitally with ink and pencil textures—feature red, yellow, and green pears, plus backgrounds abuzz with fluttery insects. Set against this vibrant milieu, Doherty creates an earthy resonance between black Bear, with a brown muzzle and paws, and brown Hare, sporting black-tipped ears.”
-- School Library Journal