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Title:
My little brother
Author:
McPhail, David, 1940-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Orlando : Harcourt, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A boy describes all the things that he does not like about having a younger brother--and the things he does like.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 77077.
ISBN:
9780152049003
Format :
Book

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Little brothers are BIG trouble. They mess with your stuff--and break it. They don't do chores-- you do them all. And they get away with everything--while you get blamed! Here's a kid with firsthand knowledge of little brothers, and he's not quiet about it. Yet even he can't deny the special moments that make little brothers great. (And, thank goodness, he's not quiet about those, either!)

David McPhail won over girls of all ages with his well-loved picture book Sisters , recently republished as a full-color gift edition. Now he's giving boys something to cheer about in this silly and sweet tribute to brotherhood that rings true for every brother--little, big, and even all grown-up.


Author Notes

DAVID McPHAIL is the creator of dozens of wonderful books, including Sisters, Big Brown Bear's Up and Down Day, and Mole Music , a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives in New Hampshire.


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Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. Each one of McPhail's clear, beautiful, soft-toned, line-and-watercolor pictures creates a world and leaves space for a story, a whole picture book on every page. The words are simple: Little brothers can be a lot of trouble. Big Brother complains about doing the chores and about his little brother's messing with my stuff. But he also talks about times when the boys have fun together, and help one another. When our puppy, Jenny, got sick, he stayed up with me to take care of her, reads the text, accompanied by a heartbreaking picture of the three sleepy companions on the floor by the bed. Although the rural New England setting is idyllic, and the boys' grandparents will seem more like great-grandparents to many toddlers, everything works because of the realism and tenderness about the needy little pest. Kids will fill in their own scenarios of siblings they love. A good companion to McPhail's Sisters (2003). --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

"Little brothers can be a lot of trouble," begins My Little Brother by David McPhail, a companion to Sisters. A disgruntled older sibling narrates his litany of perceived unfair situations ("It's my job to feed our puppy and clean up her messes. All my little brother does is play ball with her"), depicted with softly edged watercolors over pen-and-ink drawings. The book's more optimistic ending suggests that brotherly bonds are stronger than the daily discord. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A winsome, appealing story about sibling rivalry. Although the focus is on older boys and the little brothers who plague them, the scenarios are so universal and commonplace-the unfairness of a younger sibling's lack of responsibilities, his constant struggle to reach beyond his grasp, his attempts to impress an increasingly irritated older brother-that children of both genders will recognize themselves in McPhail's everyboys. Of course, by book's end, the long-suffering older brother changes his tune about his younger sibling, noting that "When we go fishing, he finds the fattest worms," and that "-he stayed up with me" all night to care for the dog when she was sick. When big brother heads off to summer camp, he admits he may even miss the little guy. McPhail's perfectly limned vignettes, in pen and ink with watercolor washes, are reminiscent of Maurice Sendak's work in his "Little Bear" period, and draw out undertones of humor, aggravation, and affection. More earnest than Kevin Henkes's Julius, the Baby of the World (Greenwillow, 1990), more delicately wrought than Russell Hoban's A Baby Sister for Frances (HarperCollins, 1964), and less raucous than Rosemary Wells's Noisy Nora (Viking, 1999), My Little Brother is sure to find an appreciative audience.-Sophie R. Brookover, Camden County Library, Voorhees, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.