Oh Brother!: A Nico and Tugger Tale.

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Two stories in one - double the reading fun! Meet Nico and Tugger, two dogs that became brothers. Their story is an endearing and fun look at sibling rivalry. - from two points of view.
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Overview

Two stories in one - double the reading fun! Meet Nico and Tugger, two dogs that became brothers. Their story is an endearing and fun look at sibling rivalry. - from two points of view.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781466942875
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Pages: 28
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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Oh Brother!

A Nico and Tugger Tale
By Kimberly Sentek

Trafford Publishing

Copyright © 2012 Kimberly Sentek
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4669-4287-5


Chapter One

I was an only dog, and I liked it that way. No one bugged me when I ate, slept, and played. One day Mommy and Daddy brought home a new toy. "Oh wait," I thought, "that's not a toy but a small puppy boy!"

Tugger, the new puppy, acted just like a baby. He cried at night, stole my toys, and simply drove me crazy!

No one paid much attention to me anymore; they all went to Tugger when they walked through the door.

With no one to play with, I needed something to do. Mommy wasn't too happy when I chewed her new shoes. She yelled at me and took away my bedtime treat, and Tugger was given my spot at Mommy's feet.

Why don't they love me like they used to? What wrong did I do? Is it because I will not share my fluffy bed? Is it because sometimes I will sit on Tugger's head?

I don't mean to be mean, but no one asks me how I feel. They just brought him home—I didn't choose this deal! I want Mommy and Daddy to love only me, but with Tugger close by that just won't be.

There were days it wasn't bad to have him around. Tugger made me laugh when he acted like a clown. But other days he was such a big pest! With some of his puppy pranks, I wasn't impressed.

But after a while Tugger finally stopped chasing my tail. He also stopped chewing my favorite stuffed whale. Instead of stealing my red ball, he has started to roll it my way, and he no longer hides our bones from me every day.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Oh Brother! by Kimberly Sentek Copyright © 2012 by Kimberly Sentek. Excerpted by permission of Trafford Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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  • Posted March 25, 2014

    Oh Brother!: A Nico and Tugger Tale was an absolute joy to read!

    Oh Brother!: A Nico and Tugger Tale was an absolute joy to read! I bought this for my granddaughter to read. She isn't a prolific reader, so I wasn't sure if it would be for her. Boy, was I wrong! She read it twice in the first sitting and loved it. When she finished, I read it, too, and thought it was an amazing book.

    I won't give anything away about the book, but if you are in need of a cute, charming, and easy read, try O Brother!: A Nico and Tugger Tale!!

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  • Posted June 26, 2013

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    Sibling rivalry even exist with dogs.  There are two tails, sorr

    Sibling rivalry even exist with dogs.  There are two tails, sorry I mean to tales to this story, Nico's tale and Tugger's tale.

    Nico was not asked if he would like a little brother.  In his opinion this little guy was invading his territory and he was not a happy Tugger was in his home.  Tugger was very hyper and was so bold as to take Nico's toys without permission and people were totally ignoring Nico and giving all their attention to Tugger.  But Nico has to admit Tugger is very entertaining maybe he will give him a chance.

    Do you think Nico will warm up to Tugger?

    No one asked Tugger if he wanted to be adopted into a new family.  In his new home the people are really nice and give him lots of attention. But they have another dog named Nico and he is a big grouch.  He does not seem to like Tugger.  Maybe if Tugger tries to play with Nico he would consider welcoming Tugger as his brother.  Tugger has made some headway by making Nico laugh.

    Do you think Tugger will grow on Nico?

    This is a fun story about sibling rivalry and adjusting to a new member of the family.  The author takes a real life situation most of us are very familiar with when it comes to children and pets and she puts it to print in this darling book.  She shows how Nico fears of losing his special relationship with his family because of this new puppy not realizing it will enhance his life with one more to love.

    The illustrations depicts the story the author has writting and captures the perfect image of Nico and tugger and their antics.

    I have two Labs, Casper the father and Cocoa the son.  They have been a true blessing to our family and have given us more entertain than we ever imagined was possible. I totally relate to this cute story of Nico and Tugger.
    I highly recommend this book. 

    I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

    Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book fro Bostick Communications/Author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    Overview: Two stories in one - double the reading fun! Meet Ni

    Overview:


    Two stories in one - double the reading fun! Meet Nico and Tugger, two dogs that became brothers. Their story is an endearing and fun look at sibling rivalry. - from two points of view



    My Review:



    My family really enjoyed this book! I love that it is from BOTH Nico and Tugger's point of view! This is a must have book for a child who is getting ready to become a big brother or sister!



    Even as an adult, it's a great reminder of what the only child could be thinking when a new sibling is brought into the picture.



    Thank you to the author, Kimberly Sentek, for providing me with a copy for our review!

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

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    Kimberly pens a wonderful book for children that addresses sibli

    Kimberly pens a wonderful book for children that addresses sibling rivalry. The story is told from both sides which is a rarity since most books only tell one persons point of view. With Kimberly's story line and the terrific illustrations done by Eumir Carlo Feranadez, this book is relate-able to everyone that has siblings. Highly recommended for all pre-schoolers.




    This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.

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  • Posted May 29, 2013

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    5 Stars- Sibling Rivalry in a Doggies World! Nico has been an o

    5 Stars- Sibling Rivalry in a Doggies World!

    Nico has been an only-dog for some time. Then mom and dad bring home Tugger. What is Nico to think of this cry baby? Always wanting to play with his toys, wanting to sleep in his bed….all unwelcomed by Nico! Oh Brother! is a charming ‘tale’ of bringing home that second doggie, much like it is when mom and dad have a second baby. This book had my heart from the cover page!

    Miles said that his favorite part is “Tugger n Nico funny tail”. Miles enjoyed Nico and Tugger and was able to identify with both sides of the story. That is a unique part of this book. You get a piece of Nico’s mind and Tugger’s! Having separate points of view really allow children to understand that the way they may feel about another sibling is normal and that the new sibling has feelings too. Everyone wants to belong and be loved.

    This story has a happy ending. We love happen endings!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    A sweet teaching story on caring, with valuable lessons! Oh





    A sweet teaching story on caring, with valuable lessons!
    Oh Brother! A Nico and Tugger Tale, is a heartwarming story about two adorable dogs, written by Kimberly Sentek for young children and their parents. Through the dialogue of two dogs struggling to accept each other, the author opens readers’ eyes to issues which occur in most families. As they see a diverse view of two different characters—Nico, the older dog, and a new puppy named Tugger—young children learn the great lessons of sharing and giving.
    At first, Nico feels thrilled when his family brings a new puppy into the house, but he soon realizes that the puppy is not a regular toy that he can forget in the corner. Annoyed by the puppy, which is always following him and sometimes crying, he feels as if his life is crushed and destroyed forever. Feeling hurt and unhappy, the older dog tries to reject the playful puppy, who has stolen the attention of the people he loves so much. Nico used to be the only dog in the family and was always pampered. Now he must share his family, house, and toys with Tugger. The older dog grumbles about the new arrival who has dramatically changed his settled life.
    On the other hand, Tugger is a very emotional, cute puppy, who is thrilled about his new family and the older brother he always wanted. Struggling to find the way to Nico’s heart and to fit in to his new surroundings, the little puppy hopes that things will change and Nico will become his best friend. But first, Tugger must learn how to share, give, and be more patient.
    With time, the two dogs adjust to changes in their lives and learn how to live in harmony. They both learn that not all changes are as dreadful as they seem at the beginning. If you give each other a chance and a little time, life can be fun. This story about the lives of two lovable dogs is a great example of how to teach children about sibling rivalry, who must learn how to overcome disagreements and develop a wonderful friendship. It will encourage young readers to accept a new friend or an addition to the family. The bright illustrations, done in soothing colors, brought this story to life.
    I would recommend this children’s book for parents who want to teach their children how to accept changes, adapt to new surroundings, and make new friends. This is a homey puppy-dog book, fun to read while curling up on the couch with your child! A delightful rhyming story, which teaches young children great lessons on how to rise above dramatic changes in their lives.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Sibling rivalry, puppy-dog style. Nico is the family dog, and ha

    Sibling rivalry, puppy-dog style. Nico is the family dog, and happy to be the loved and pampered little fellow that he is. When his people bring home another puppy, Nico is at first thrilled to have a new toy–even if it squirms and yips. But the bloom is soon off the dogwood, as Tugger keeps Nico up all night with his crying. He steals Nico’s toys, and, it seems, the hearts of the people Nico used to call his own.

    Tugger always dreamed of having a brother who would play with him and be a friend. When he is dropped into Nico’s home, he is soon perplexed by Nico’s attitude towards him. Why doesn’t his big brother like him? Why doesn’t he like it when Tugger helps himself to Nico’s toys, and gets first place with the people of the house?

    The problem is resolved in a very surprising way, considering who takes the initiative to make everyone happy.

    This is a terrific little lesson, geared to the youngest of hearts, on how to adapt to new environments and new personalities. The dogs are perfect role models on how to handle (and how NOT to handle) jealousy and sibling rivalry.

    The illustrations, by Eumir Carlo Fernandez, are absolutely perfect. They catch the nuances and emotions in the faces of the dogs so well that it is very easy to see what they are feeling.

    I highly recommend this story, both as a new reader book, and as a story to read to preschoolers. All would get a lot of satisfaction from it. Nice job, Ms. Sentek!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    What a wonderful story. I am so happy I ran across this book and

    What a wonderful story. I am so happy I ran across this book and picked it up. A lot of the time, a story is told from one perspective. I LOVE that this told both sides.

    The gruff and tough story from the older dog, having to deal with the new puppy- from his world being turned upside down, to mis-behaving, to learning to share. Nico learns the joy of having the puppy around.
    The sweet excitable story from Tugger, the puppy- the excitement of a new home, a new friend, struggling to fit in, learning to share, and learning patience.

    This is a story that is relatable on so many levels. Whether showing sibling rivalry, the birth or addition of a new baby, or the simple lessons of sharing and growing up. The puppies make it cute, the story makes it timeless.

    Great Story! Lovely illustrations, Fantastically done!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    What a warm and delightful book and the rhyme is so sweet. This

    What a warm and delightful book and the rhyme is so sweet. This story demonstrates a great lesson in sibling rivalry and both children and parents are going to love how the author presented such a great message. So much fun to read and I highly recommend!

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    I have two daughters 9 and 5. They love this book and they can r

    I have two daughters 9 and 5. They love this book and they can relate to Nico and Tugger. When they were done reading it, my eldest said to her sister, "They're just like us but we're SISTERS." This is a good book to help siblings understand the others point of view. 

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