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The First Rule of Little Brothers
by Jill Davis and Sarah McMenemy


Overview - HE WANTS TO FOLLOWyou, play with you, act like you, do what you do, and be wherever you are. It's like he's trying to become you Hey, wait--is that the plan?
If they're big, if they're little, if they're in the middle, all siblings will recognize the dynamics of this affectionate silly-smart take on the joys, trials, and surprises of being linked to someone who will share their growing up like no one else.
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Overview
HE WANTS TO FOLLOWyou, play with you, act like you, do what you do, and be wherever you are. It's like he's trying to become you Hey, wait--is that the plan?
If they're big, if they're little, if they're in the middle, all siblings will recognize the dynamics of this affectionate silly-smart take on the joys, trials, and surprises of being linked to someone who will share their growing up like no one else. Parents will appreciate how the "rule" is conveyed through humor and silly sibling shenanigans in this warmhearted and lively tale. A great book for families to share.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780375840463
  • ISBN-10: 037584046X
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: November 2008
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 10.28 x 0.36 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Siblings

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 54.
  • Review Date: 2008-10-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

McMenemy's (Everybody Bonjours!) mixed-media vignettes of brotherly loathe exude her customary élan; the renderings bring to mind the playful palettes and nimble shapes of Eisenhower-era graphic design. Unfortunately, her pictures are bogged down by a pedantic story. Shaped as a flashback offered by a father to his oldest son, it first seeks to assuage by acknowledging how tough life as the top banana to a “Bro-Zilla” can be. “I'd say: 'I am going to the bathroom. By myself!' ” recalls Dad. “And he'd say: 'Me too!' Aghhhh!” But while individual vignettes have their mild charms, they're mostly standard issue. Older siblings will recognize many of these: baby brother topples a building-block skyscraper, beheads a model dinosaur, slips his hand into his brother's. But the tone stays so even that the events blur into one another. Well before Davis (executive editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers) delivers the lesson—that little brothers copy big brothers as a way of expressing undying admiration—readers may drift off. Ages 5–8. (Nov.)

 
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