Me First

by Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger

In Me First, Pinkerton the pig learns that being first isn't always best--now part of a newseries featuring Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger's quirky, fallible and lovable characters as they learn valuable life lessons

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544003217
  • ISBN-10: 0544003217
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 07/09/2013
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book
“This funny, fetching tale will bring chuckles—and a lesson—to any child with a tendency to echo Pinkerton’s cries of ‘Me first.’” –Publishers Weekly

Pinkerton Pig will do anything to be first—first down the slide, first in line at the trough-a-teria, first on the bus. His pushy ploys backfire on a Pig Scouts hike when he hears the magic words “Would you care for a sandwich?” Little does he know, he’s being tricked by a sandcastle-dwelling Sandwitch in need of care! How long will Pinkerton be doomed to powder her warty nose? This cheery look at the dangers of piggishness is now part of a fun, 8” x 8” hardcover series about life lessons.

Includes downloadable audio!

About the author
Helen Lester

Helen Lester has written many hilarious and popular picture books, including the Tacky the Penguin series and Hooway for Wodney Wat. She lives in New York.

Lynn Munsinger

Lynn Munsinger has illustrated more than ninety books for children, many written by her frequent collaborator, Helen Lester. She lives in Vermont.


"Sure to be both popular and useful, this is Lester and Munsinger's best collaboration to date." School Library Journal, Starred review

"During a beach picnic with the Pig Scouts, Pinkerton's boundless greed sends him ahead of the others to a voice that asks if anyone would care for a sandwich. There he discovers, instead, a witch,and he is obliged to wait on her, do her chores, and re-examine the glories of being first. The droll ink and watercolor illustrations impart the full effect of the witch's messy lifestyle." Horn Book