My Little Brother

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Book Name : My Little Brother

Author: Debi Gliori

Illustrator: Debi Gliori

Publisher: Walker Books

Theme/Topic:A younger Brother always Bother to his elder sister.So she started wishing if he could just disappear…

What You’ll Love About This Book:

This is a cute story of a girl and her younger brother who always follow her like a shadow. Her little Brother is a Bother; in fact, as she writes the book’s title on the mirror with lipstick, she adds the first ‘r’ in brother only as an afterthought. We have real emotions as an exasperated older sister tries all sorts of ways to get rid of her shadow of a little brother. Wishing that he would “just disappear”, the older sibling dresses as a witch and tries “magic”, him away But when she awakens one night to find her brother’s crib empty. Debi Gliori uses every device at her disposal to build suspense. Her clever arrangement of text and pictures and her double-page spread of his imagined fate were pored over again and again, as was the delightful ending. Readers who have known pesty younger siblings will relate to this very well. A very good read again and again!!!

 

 

Owl Babies

 

Book Name : Owl Babies

Author: Martin Waddell

Illustrator: Patrick Benson

Publisher: Walker Books

Theme/Topic:This is the story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their nest and found that their mother is not there, so they sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return……..

What You’ll Love About This Book :

This is a fabulous story.A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. Especially as a working mother I could relate to this story so well.I found this so interesting because it does deal with the fears of mama disappearing, which is clearly related. The story involves three baby owls who wake to find mama gone and they try to reassure themselves that she is going to return soon. The youngest is not convinced and keeps repeating: “I want my mama.” It is the essential cry of the young child. It deals well with a common fear of young children, it has wonderful repetition, rich language and yet is not heavy on text. Many generations have enjoyed this book and many more will continue to love it! No doubt about it!