Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Big Brothers Don't Take NapsLouise Borden has a great new picture book for young children. BIG BROTHERS DON'T TAKE NAPS is quite a fun read and the fact that Louise Borden and Emma Dodd have teamed up for this one make it one of my new favorites.  Louise's words capture the wonderful relationship between brothers and Emma Dodd's colorful illustrations bring the joy of the relationship to life.

This story is told from the "little" brother's point of view.  He tells about all of the things his "big" brother can do such as writing his own name and riding the school bus.  And he shares one very big thing that big brothers don't have to do--take naps!

The book follows these brothers through fun activities like creating Halloween costumes, making phone calls, passing down clothes that get too small, and more.  The relationship between the brothers depicted in both the words and the illustrations is a wonderful one--they truly have fun together.

The book is perfect for young children as it shares lots of things they will recognize about their own sibling relationships. And the repeated phrase "Big brothers don't take naps." will be one that young children will want to join in to read.

The book ends with a little surprise....I will give you a big hint.....the "little brother" will soon become a big brother too:-)  This book will make a great read for young children, especially those with older siblings or a younger sibling on the way. A great gift for a young child in a family expecting a new baby:-)


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