THAT'S MINE! by Elizabeth Winthrop


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The girl"" and ""the boy"" playing here with building blocks (and unnamed throughout) are clearly unaware of Erikson's observation that boys build towers and girls enclosures; each starts out with a separate pile of blocks and each claims to have built the tallest tower, thickest walls, and biggest castle. But wait--there's another message here, and after their rivalry takes the form of knocking down each other's structures, they start to build a bigger, better castle together. And when it's done they climb inside ""and they played and they played and they played."" Sound moral, top-heavy story.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1977
Publisher: Holiday House