Two for Me, One for You

Illustrator: Jörg Mühle

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Gecko Press

Age 3+

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Two friends share three mushrooms… who will get the extra one?

"Bear finds three tasty mushrooms on her way home through the woods. Her friend Weasel cooks them up in the frying pan. But the friends have a problem: how to share three between two?

Bear and Weasel each come up with one argument after another for why they should have more: I found them! I cooked them. With my recipe! I like mushrooms more than you. I’m bigger. I’m still growing... Until the fox comes around the corner and snatches a mushroom. That solved the problem. They eat the two mushrooms and it’s time for dessert. Here comes Weasel with the scrumptious wild strawberries, three of them to share..."


Jörg Mühle was born 1973 in Frankfurt am Main and studied at the Offenbach School of Design and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He has been a freelance illustrator since 2000, and held a temporary professorship at the Fachhochschule in Mainz. He illustrated Ulrich Hub’s Meet Me at the Ark at Eight. Today, he lives in Frankfurt where he works as a freelance illustrator for book publishers, magazines and newspapers.


Author and illustrator, Jorg Muhle, fills his pages with beautiful details of the forest, the friends, and their home, leaving plenty of white background. The illustrations are gently comical, in the pastel colours of a friendly forest, and flow across the endpapers. The details are full of wit and whimsy, bound to have the reader ducking back and forth, and emitting laughter and exclamation at the conduct of Bear, Weasel and Fox. As the final page reveals their dessert of three strawberries, I swear I could hear the screams of my imaginary audience.

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