It's bad enough that Xavier's new stepbrother, Chris, has moved into Xavier's room, but now it looks like he's also trying to steal Mami by being the perfect kid.
Chris's "Mr. Perfect" act may fool grown-ups, but Xavier can see straight through it.
He promises himself that he'll never become real brothers with such a fake.
No brothers allowed!
. . . right?
In twenty powerful poems, two strangers learn to become brothers. Nikki Grimes captures the struggles—and eventual sweetness—of bringing together a family.
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Nikki Grimes began penning poetry at the age of six. Her many award-winning titles include the picture books Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman, which won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and Meet Danitra Brown, which won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. Coretta Scott King Author Honors went to her novels The Road to Paris, Jazmin's Notebook, and Dark Sons, and her novel Bronx Masquerade won the Coretta Scott King Author Award.
In 2017, Nikki Grimes was honored by the American Library Association with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of her substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
She lives in Corona, California.
Mike Benny is the recipient of two Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators. His first children's book was America's White Table, by Margot Raven Theis. His illustrations have also appeared in well-known publications such as Time, GQ, The New Yorker, and Sports Illustrated. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and son.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is another great poetic book by Nikki Grimes, which features Xaxier and his newly wedded Mami and his new stepdad and stepbrother Chris. Xaxier is not happy about this. He resents his new brother and feels Chris is the ¿perfect¿ child. Throughout the book you can see the strong jealous emotions Xaxier is feeling, yet when Xaxier has a showdown with Chris, he finds why Chris tries to be so perfect. Finally the brothers began to understand each other hurts and start feeling and playing like real brothers. They become best of friends and happy to be brothers when they find out that their parents having a new baby and it¿s a girl and they are more glad than ever to welcome a new member into the family.