What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best

Book review by
Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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Predictable but fun family book to share.

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age 17+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Educational Value
Positive Messages

In just the same ways, both sisters and brothers help one another, have fun together, and love one another.

Positive Role Models & Representations

These are all positive examples of sibling interaction.

Violence & Scariness

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this book reads two ways: from the point of view of what sisters do best, and then brothers. Kids will also have fun reading the book both ways.

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Adult Written bySanaullah mastoi August 1, 2012

sister is better than brother

how they love their brother, its amazing when a bro upset and having disturbed then he is confused and then he wants to love of his sibling... then sister comes... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Read from one direction, the book goes through a series of everyday things a sister does best with her brother. They climb trees, swing, share snacks, make things, and help each other out with chores and when they just need a hug. Flip the book over and the siblings do the same things together, but this time with the brother as the main character.

Is it any good?

The message is pleasant and friendly, the writing simple and straightforward, and the illustrations playful. The cute cuddly animals bring a sense of joy to the pages. The story is fairly predictable, so beginning readers will enjoy reading it to themselves. Kids will also have fun reading the book both ways, first the sister side, then the brother. Fans of What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best by the same author will like this book too. 

Artwork is cute and playful, and will appeal to young kids especially. Done in watercolors, colored pencils, and pen and ink, the colors are soft yet vibrant and the characters are a variety of different brother and sister animals who are enjoying each other's company.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what the different things are that the sister and brother do together? Can you think of other activities that you might like to do with your sister or brother? Why do you think sisters and brothers do exactly the same things in the book? Is that how it is in real life? 

  • Why do you think the author chose to make the characters all different types of animals instead of human kids?

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For kids who love picture books

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