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My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother Hardcover – Picture Book, September 1, 1994

4.8 out of 5 stars 181 ratings

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Younger siblings, take heart: Polacco's ( Rechenka's Eggs ; Chicken Sunday ) chipper new picture book offers solace to anyone encumbered with a bratty big brother. Patricia is continually aggravated by her older brother, who has "orange hair that was like wire; he was covered in freckles and looked like a weasel with glasses." But worst of all, he can do most anything better than his sister and is fond of saying, "I'm four years older than you . . . . Always have been and always will be." After several unsuccessful tries, Patricia's most daring attempt to best her brother leads her to see him in a new light. Polacco's flair for storytelling shines in this tale filled to the brim with a family's anecdotes. The text rings true with the authentic battling words of childhood spats. Breezy, zestfully hued marking-pen-and-pencil artwork affords Polacco's characters--familiar figures from some of the author/artist's other titles--an almostirrepressible energy. Ages 4-7.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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PreSchool-Grade 3-Featuring an obnoxious, freckle-faced, bespectacled boy and a comforting, tale-telling grandmother, this autobiographical story is as satisfying as a warm slice of apple pie. Patricia can't quite understand how anyone could possibly like her older brother Richard. Whether picking blackberries or eating raw rhubarb, he always manages to outdo her, rubbing it in with one of his "extra-rotten, weasel-eyed, greeny-toothed grins." When their Bubbie teaches Patricia to wish on a falling star, she knows just what to ask for. The next day her wish comes true; although dizzy, she remains on the carnival merry-go-round longer than Richard. Her nemesis turns into her hero, however, when she takes a spill and he carries her home. This warm-hearted look at a typical family relationship will strike a familiar chord with siblings of all ages. The endless "can so/cannot" arguments and the girl's total exasperation make the dialogue entertaining and realistic. Bubbie's musings are more poetic, adding a sense of wonder to the everyday tone of the text. Polacco's exuberant illustrations, done in marking pens and pencil, are filled with warmth and humor. Pointing angrily at one another or quietly cuddling against Bubbie's heart, the characters are carefully posed to reflect the story's varying moods. Barnyard animals provide an amusing backdrop to the children's antics, puckering their faces at the sour rhubarb and smiling sweetly at a tender moment. Black-and-white photographs of Patricia and Richie at different ages are scattered across the endpapers, adding the final touch to this endearing reminiscence.
Joy Fleishhacker, New York Public Library
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : AD480L
  • Item Weight : 14.6 ounces
  • Grade Level : Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0671727516
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0671727512
  • Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; Illustrated Edition (September 1, 1994)
  • Reading level : 4 - 8 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 181 ratings