Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Big brothers don't take naps.

So says Nick, the little brother in Louise Borden's newest picture book.  This story highlights the special relationship between brothers James and Nick, and is a stand-out among other sibling books for what it does not contain.  Often, picture books portray a younger sibling as an annoyance to an older one.  Instead of this approach, Borden showcases all of the fun and loving things big brothers do for their little brothers. Nick explains, for example, that "James can read all the words in our books.  "You can be my page turner." he tells me."

The books ends with a new addition to the family, giving Nick the chance to shine as a big brother himself.  Share this book with a second sibling who is about to make the transition from a little one to a big one!

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