Brother Sister Me and You


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National Geographic Children's Books March 2019
Rhyming text is paired with beautiful photos of animal siblings as they wrestle, swim, and nap. "Beavers build a lodge with sticks. Guppies flash with finny flicks." There are a variety of animals (mammals, reptiles, fish, insects, and birds) from a wide range of habitats. Young readers will laugh at bear cubs climbing on their mother's back, otters splashing each other, and children having a pillow fight.

The photos and descriptions capture the fun of playing with a sibling - and the examples from the animal kingdom lead to a double spread showing diverse human siblings enjoying activities together. Back matter includes animal facts about each of those in the book along with a thumbnail of the image in which they were shown. There is also a letter to parents about the sibling bond.

Recommended for primary or preK ages, especially animal lovers or those children expecting a new sibling.
32 pages             978-1426332906           Ages 2-5
Recommended by:  Suzanne Costner, Library Media Specialist, Tennessee USA
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From playing to tumbling to cuddling, this playful nonfiction picture book pairs rhythmic, rhyming text with adorable photographs as it explores sibling relationships in the animal kingdom.

Little ones will delight in the similarities lion, turtle, and even bee siblings have with human brothers and sisters in this charming read-aloud book. It opens with 10 kinds of animal siblings and segues naturally into young human brothers and sisters. The children reprise the animal actions, from leaping and pouncing to splashing and bouncing, and finally snuggling down to sleep. Interesting facts about each featured animal are provided for further learning.

Beyond cute, it's the perfect gift for little kids with a new brother or sister on the way -- and for animal lovers of all ages. An afterword by noted early child development expert Dr. Tovah P. Klein, called the "toddler whisperer" by Good Morning America, provides tips to parents for nurturing sibling harmony.--from the publisher

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