David McPhail My Little Brother

ISBN 13: 9780152049003

My Little Brother

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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.

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About the Author:

DAVID McPHAIL is the creator of dozens of wonderful books, including Sisters, Big Brown Bear's Up and Down Day, and Mole Music, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives in New Hampshire.

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PreSchool-Grade 2–A winsome, appealing story about sibling rivalry. Although the focus is on older boys and the little brothers who plague them, the scenarios are so universal and commonplace–the unfairness of a younger sibling's lack of responsibilities, his constant struggle to reach beyond his grasp, his attempts to impress an increasingly irritated older brother–that children of both genders will recognize themselves in McPhail's everyboys. Of course, by book's end, the long-suffering older brother changes his tune about his younger sibling, noting that "When we go fishing, he finds the fattest worms," and that "...he stayed up with me" all night to care for the dog when she was sick. When big brother heads off to summer camp, he admits he may even miss the little guy. McPhail's perfectly limned vignettes, in pen and ink with watercolor washes, are reminiscent of Maurice Sendak's work in his "Little Bear" period, and draw out undertones of humor, aggravation, and affection. More earnest than Kevin Henkes's Julius, the Baby of the World (Greenwillow, 1990), more delicately wrought than Russell Hoban's A Baby Sister for Frances (HarperCollins, 1964), and less raucous than Rosemary Wells's Noisy Nora (Viking, 1999), My Little Brother is sure to find an appreciative audience.–Sophie R. Brookover, Camden County Library, Voorhees, NJ
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