I Want Some! and Do You Want Some? are a pair of children’s books by a husband-and-wife creative duo on the importance of sharing. Little Alu, the main character in both stories, gets caught in two different situations. In the first book, his growling tummy sends him off asking other animals for food. But the other animals are hungry themselves! Finally, when he finds something to eat, a hungry mouse appears by his side and asks to share. What should he do?
In the second book, Alu is the lucky one: he’s found a really nice apple, which he thinks is so delicious he just has to share with everyone else. The problem is, no one wants a bite – not the pig, not the cow, not the fox, not anyone! A confused Alu trips and falls, and the apple flies out of his hand into the grass! What now? Yet here come the animals...they’re going to help him look!
These books approach the lessons of asking and sharing from a simple yet fresh perspective, presenting them as real yet approachable problems. The language is straightforward and active, the illustrations endearing. With its romping pace, it’s the perfect book for children to learn without knowing they’re learning.