A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Big brother works through his bad feelings towards his little brother.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book offers an opportunity to talk about some pretty ugly (and pretty normal) feelings that big kids sometimes have about their younger siblings.
Is It Any Good?
This author/illustrator team is known for their frank discussion of difficult topics, and this book is no exception. They take on a realistic and difficult story with humor and understanding. Likely every kid who's become a big sibling will relate to the feelings described here and reading the story will give them the opportunity to explore those feelings without guilt, and with a happy ending.
Cartoonish illustrations skillfully convey big brother's emotional state making it easy for little kids to figure out how he's feeling in each picture without losing the humor that drives the book. Some dialogue appears in talk bubbles, too, adding to the comic-excitement of the story.
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