If It Weren't for You by Charlotte Zolotow, G. Brian Karas
Sooner or later, all big brothers and big sisters think it. Sometimes they may even say it:
If it weren't for you, I'd be the only child and I'd get all the presents.
But then there are other times too, times when having a younger sibling may just be a blessing in disguise. . . .
With simplicity and grace, the legendary Charlotte Zolotow turns her clear-eyed gaze on the conflict and bond unique to siblings. G. Brian Karas's bright, engaging illustrations bring her classic text to a new generation.
Charlotte Zolotow—author, editor, publisher, and educator—has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics, such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
G. Brian Karas has written and illustrated several award-winning children's books, including On Earth and Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book. The picture books he has illustrated include Are You Going to Be Good?, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book written by Cari Best. Mr. Karas lives in Rhinebeck, New York.