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Education consultant and former teacher Rachel Elvidge has written a lovely review of Fair Shares for Just Imagine! Read the review below!

Both Hare and Bear are delighted to discover a tree full of juicy pears, but the tree is too tall for them to touch the fruit. Hare finds three chairs to help them reach, but it doesn’t seem fair that she has two, and Bear only has one. When they share out the chairs equally, Hare cannot reach the fruit, which doesn’t seem fair either. Luckily, a passing beetle is on hand to explain that being fair does not always mean having the same thing. A fact further demonstrated when the friends try to share their fruity prize with their new pal.

This is a really lovely picture book, full of fun, and the vibrant illustrations give the characters real personality. Using a simple text, the author tackles a complex message with glee.

This would be a wonderful book to share with an EYFS or KS1 class. It could engender some interesting discussions about how different people have different needs, and how by respecting this we can treat everyone fairly.

This review was written by Rachel Elvidge

Rachel ElvidgeRachel has 20 years experience in primary school teaching, most recently running reading interventions in an Ofsted Outstanding school in Essex. A firm believer that there is always something new to learn, she recently completed an MA in Early Childhood Education. In the same spirit, she also attends latin and ballroom lessons, sadly with a less than impressive outcome! Rachel works for Just Imagine as an Education Consultant, currently overseeing The Reading Journey.


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