What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best
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What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best

by Laura Numeroff, Lynn Munsinger
     
 

This delightful flip book by renowned author-illustrator team Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger celebrates all the wonderful things brothers and sisters can do together, from climbing trees and sharing snacks to playing sports and making music. After reading what brothers do best, simply flip the book over and enjoy the story againfrom a sister's perspective! With

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This delightful flip book by renowned author-illustrator team Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger celebrates all the wonderful things brothers and sisters can do together, from climbing trees and sharing snacks to playing sports and making music. After reading what brothers do best, simply flip the book over and enjoy the story againfrom a sister's perspective! With charming mirrored text and adorable illustrations, this exciting follow-up to the best-selling What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best and What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best is sure to appeal to any child who has or wishes for a brother or sister to play with.

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SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"The creative team behind What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best (S & S, 1998) scores again. This would be a great book to share with a child who is anticipating a new sibling or who needs to be reminded of the perks of being the older one."

BOOKLIST
"...makes for interesting discussions comparing [brothers and sisters]."

Publishers Weekly
This lighthearted companion book to What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best can be flipped over and read from either direction as brother and sister animals playfully engage with one another. On one side, a brother pig assists his piglet sibling (“Brothers can help you climb a tree, push you on a swing, and share a delicious snack”), while a brother lamb and his sister make music, play pretend and build a clay castle. Meanwhile, on the flipside a sister lion teaches her younger sibling how to swim, while an older dog helps clean a messy room and consoles her sister when her baseball team loses a game. Both stories end with the cheery message that “best of all,” siblings “can give you lots and lots of love!” Ages 4–8. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
The author and illustrator of What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best team up again to convey the same endearing message about siblings that they did about parents. Sisters and brothers help in myriad ways but the best way is to "give you lots and lots of love!" The text is identical for both sides of this flipbook but the illustrations (all of them inviting), activities (all realistic), and characters (all appealing) vary. When sisters "share a delicious snack," koala bears eat together from a tub of popcorn at a movie theater. Brothers, in the form of piglets, eat from opposite ends of a long baguette at a picnic. Big sister lion cub helps little sister put together a simple puzzle while big brother tiger, looking perplexed, tries to help little brother solve a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. The illustrations are careful not to stereotype boys or girls; both sides show a bit of mischief as well as a great deal of caring. Boys and girls, big and little siblings, will find gentle lessons about family togetherness in this book, which they will probably reach for over and over. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—The creative team behind What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best (S & S, 1998) scores again. In an understated text that is the same for both siblings, the book shows all the good things about having an older brother or sister, such as teaching you how to swim, helping to clean your room, playing pretend, and being there when you need them. Munsinger's delightful watercolor illustrations are stories in themselves and really deliver the message. The children are represented by various cuddly-looking animals including pigs, bears, lions, tigers, koalas, and pandas. This would be a great book to share with a child who is anticipating a new sibling or who needs to be reminded of the perks of being the older one. Each situation shown would also be a great jumping-off point for a creative-writing project for primary grades.—Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811865456
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Pages:
44
Sales rank:
550,355
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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