What it Means to be a Big Brother Kindle Edition
|Length: 29 pages|
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Older siblings have a grave responsibility, but it can also be a lot of fun. Being a big brother to a younger boy can mean doing so many things together and the big brother gets to be the leader, the teacher, the instigator of trouble, and the best one to play with. From teaching the little brother how to crawl, then how to walk, there are plenty of things the two brothers can do that will cause them to laugh and giggle. But the big brother will always be there to help if the younger brother falls, or to come up with a solution so Mommy won't be mad if they both fall into a muddy puddle: "together we'll give Mommy a slimy cuddle."
Linsey Coker Luckey's picture book story, What it Means to be a Big Brother, is a wonderful story about sibling love. It weaves together a bond like the one most of us enjoyed in Robert Munch's Love You Forever. Instead of a charming story about a relationship between mother and son, this equally charming story is about a relationship between an older and younger brother. The story is written in the first person from the older brother's point of view as he pledges all the things he wants to do for his little brother. It's written in rhyming verse and accompanied by bright and colorful illustrations that help move the story along.
There are cute lines that will make any parent of boys share a few chuckles: "If we find cool creepy crawly bugs, we'll bring them home and give them lots of hugs." And there are also some lines that will cause your eyes to tear up: "Little sibling, I promise to be your best friend, and I promise to play with you to no end." And here's the line that ties this loving story to Munch: "I promise to be the best big brother ever, and I promise to love you forever." I loved this story from beginning to end.
- Publication Date : October 1, 2019
- File Size : 12818 KB
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print Length : 29 pages
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- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07YN4VRJY
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #497,572 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book is written in rhyme. While I believe the story would be just as effective if told in verse, the rhyme succeeds for the most part. This older brother promises to protect his brother from harm, and teach him new skills like how to fish, ride a bike, and play games. He promises lots of adventures. The older sibling injects realism and humor into the story. He admits there will be times when they play pranks on their parents or get into trouble for drawing on the table or bringing bugs into the house.
Many books written on siblings focus on the rivalry and adjustment issues when a new sibling enters the family. This one focuses on the family’s love for one another. The soft, gentle illustrations work to enhance the mood. Recommended for any age reader.
This would be a beautiful book if you have an older child but at that point I think they would be able to grasp the concept of brotherhood without there need of a sing-songy book.
This book would be absolutely perfect if the boys were a little bit younger.
I think it would have more impact not being in rhyme, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the book.