Share with Brother

Share with Brother

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by Steven Layne
     
 

This delightfully illustrated book for young readers tells of a child getting used to the idea of sharing with his little brother. He doesn't want to! But he soon finds out that if he shares with brother, brother shares with him.

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This delightfully illustrated book for young readers tells of a child getting used to the idea of sharing with his little brother. He doesn't want to! But he soon finds out that if he shares with brother, brother shares with him.

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Sharing is not necessarily natural or easy for young ones, and Layne's book only makes the act less so. Here are two rabbits, little bunny and littler bunny, and little bunny is getting a lesson in sharing. When little bunny is playing safari with his friends and there is no wild-animal mask for littler bunny, who is bawling, Mommy takes little bunny's mask and gives it to littler bunny. "Share with brother and someday brother will share with you." Then Nana makes him share his slice of cake—why doesn't she just cut littler bunny a slice?—and Uncle Lester reminds him to share at his birthday party. Soured to the point of bitterness, little bunny flings Uncle Lester's present back at him. Who can blame him, but who likes him for it? Hoyt's artwork, meanwhile, is as colorful as holiday cookies and wonderfully drenched in heavy body language, all squinty eye and deep frown. In a meant-to-be-humorous twist, littler bunny freely shares his measles, but since readers have nothing genuine invested in either bunny—one grumpy, one spoiled—the humor disappears like smoke. (Picture book. 4-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589808607
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,288,802
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

STEVEN L. LAYNE is a professor at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, where he also serves as director of the Master of Education in Literacy program. His work has been recognized by organizations such as USA Today, the Milken Family Foundation, and the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Born in Temple, Texas, Ard Hoyt is the illustrator of nine picture books, including the New York Times bestseller I'm a Manatee, by John Lithgow. He also illustrated Stephen Layne's "Love the Baby" and "Teachers' Night Before Halloween."

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Share with Brother 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Charming is the word that comes to mind as you read this absolutely adorable children's book that really gets to the heart of sibling rivalry. Two cuddly bunnies have the luck of being related. The oldest sibling becomes sick and tired of Mommy and Daddy ALWAYS telling him that he must share with his brother. The parents make sure he knows: "Share with brother and someday brother will share with you." The oldest is always followed around by the little cretin who won't leave him alone. Even when his friends come over to play, little brother has to always be there begging to be a part of his older brother's exciting world. Soon tempers rise and the oldest is sent to his room for his unruly and selfish behavior. Of course.this is hard to understand. After all, why must he constantly put up with his brother when he should be able to have a life too? When the baby gets sick, though, and can't come out of his room, it is big brother who races to his side with ice cream, toys, and anything else he can do to make the sick baby feel better again. As the pages progress, the moral of the story is front and center culminating in a sweet, extremely funny ending. This review would not be complete without mentioning the wonderful work done by Ard Hoyt. Thirty-one color illustrations are offered in this great read that are truly works of art. Mr. Hoyt has worked with many authors - even collaborating with John Lithgow on the New York Times bestselling children's book, I'm a Manatee. This author and illustrator have worked together before on many children's titles and, yet again, they never fail to deliver a book that will live in our imaginations far into adulthood. Quill says: Cute, adorable, funny.pure enjoyment from a fantastic writer and a true artist. Your children will laugh out loud and you'll rush to the phone, call up your sibling, and say 'I Love You.' (I'm dialing now!)