My Little Brother

My Little Brother

Book - 2004
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Little brothers are BIG trouble. They mess with your stuff--and break it. They don't do chores--you do them all. And they get away with everything--while you get blamed! Here's a kid with firsthand knowledge of little brothers, and he's not quiet about it. Yet even he can't deny the special moments that make little brothers great. (And, thank goodness, he's not quiet about those, either!)

David McPhail won over girls of all ages with his well-loved picture book Sisters, recently republished as a full-color gift edition. Now he's giving boys something to cheer about in this silly and sweet tribute to brotherhood that rings true for every brother--little, big, and even all grown-up.

Baker & Taylor
Wanting to tell his side of the story, an older brother sets forth to explain the downside of having a little brother, in an amusing tale about responsibility, sibling strife, and the love of family.

& Taylor

A boy describes all the things that he does not like about having a younger brother--and the things he does like.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Inc, 2004
ISBN: 9780152049003
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Apr 21, 2015

This story is an older brother's perspective on brotherhood. He talks about how he feels he has to do all of the hard work like feeding and cleaning up after the dog while his little brother only has to play with the dog. He also mentions how frustrating it is to have his brother mess with his things and often break them. But then he talks about his brother's good qualities like helpfulness and loyalty and that when he goes off to camp he will actually miss him.

The illustrations were created in pen and ink and colored in watercolor by a separate artist. They are colorful and give a nostalgic feeling.

I enjoyed this simple story line from the view of the older brother. It was not overly negative so when you get to the positive qualities of the brother you are able to easily get over his failings and enjoy his best traits. This is a lovely story to share with boys who have little brothers as well as little boys who have older brothers. Advertized for ages 3-7.

Jul 22, 2011

I loved this story...quite possibly because I have 2 little boys. Great message about family and learning to love.

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