Finders Keepers

23281656

Finders Keepers written and illustrated by Keiko Kasza (2015)

When Squirrel finds an acorn, he shouts ‘finders keepers’ and plants it until later. He leaves his red hat to mark the place where he planted the acorn. But when the wind blows by, the red hat is lifted up into a tree where a little bird declares ‘finders keepers’ and used it as a nest. Then the hat falls into a stream where an ant uses it as a boat, ‘finders keepers’ after all. It’s not a boat for long, because a large bear spots it and uses it as a clown nose for himself… ‘finders keepers’ and all that. But when the bear sneezes, the hat is blown right back where Squirrel had planted his acorn. So when squirrel returns the next day he finds his acorn easily and munches it up. As he’s leaving a snake slithers up to the acorn cap, ‘finders keepers’ he hisses as he wears the acorn cap as a hat.

unnamed

‘Finders Keepers’ is such a common childhood phrase, but I wonder how many children would be happy about losing one of their prized possessions to someone else who declared ‘finders keepers’? This is a great little story to start a conversation about personal vs public property.

A quick trip around the block or at the park may score you a lot of acorns too. (public property) If not, at least you can do the handprint painting craft.

364652956240e312addc5da5959b3b0f

78d9881c97fe95cd3c81150b947031dd 41bfd5e70c164d79fc8c366bccb6c95c 8c128b557a87a702b89667d37c0a7b12

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: