Oh, Brother, Why Is He My Brother?

Oh, Brother, Why Is He My Brother?

by A. Law Shettleworth

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Katie is annoyed with her young brother, Richard. He is over here, over there and everywhere. He is always on the lookout for the next adventure… One day, Katie was in distress and needed help. Richard was there to the rescue and save the day, and she learned to love, respect and appreciate him.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151611640
Publisher: Halo Publishing International
Publication date: 04/13/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Daughter of an African American father and a Chinese mother, Antonette Yolanda Drayton grew up in Hong Kong, where she attended Chinese schools before moving to the United States in 1997. While in Hong Kong, she was given the Chinese name Kayee Law (???). Antonette earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising from San Jose State University, and resides in California with her husband and two sons.

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Oh, Brother, Why Is He My Brother? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
alston More than 1 year ago
This is a very endearing story about a relationship between a brother and sister. It is a story that will help siblings get along more and it will show them how to show unconditional love. The story is about Katie who really cannot understand her brother, Richard. He seems to have different mannerisms than she does. But Richard always helps her out, regardless of how negative and critical she is of him. Richard never seems to be too put off by her remarks. But what is more, Richard is always there to help her. He helps her find her bracelet when she loses it, he helps her pick up the blueberries that fall on the floor, and he helps her find the missing letter from her bracelet. By showing this kind of unconditional love towards Katie, Richard shows how important it is to love your sibling, regardless of how different they seem. This is a story about trust, unconditional love, and family. It is a wholesome story that may encourage families to make pancakes and enjoy them as a family, without bickering and complaining too much. In the end, Katie discovers that despite their differences, she truly loves Richard and she accepts him and loves him just as he is. I loved this story and I will be passing it along to the children in my midst.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite Oh, Brother, Why Is He My Brother? by A. Law Shettleworth is a cute story about family. Katie thinks her brother Richard is so annoying. He is always bothering her. But when Katie loses her bracelet, Richard proves to be the best brother ever. Oh, Brother, Why Is He My Brother? is a good story. It showed that siblings may get on your nerves at times, but they do help out when needed. Anyone who has a sibling can relate to this story. The illustrations by Chad Thompson are colorful and look professionally done. I liked that Richard was constantly looking out for Katie. Although Katie thought Richard was a pest, he really was just being a good brother. I also liked that Katie finally acknowledged that Richard was a good brother. This is a good example to show children. Letting someone know that you appreciate them is always a good thing. I read this story with my four-year-old and she really enjoyed it. The words were mostly easy for her to read on her own. She does not have a brother, but after reading this story she is asking for one. This is the type of book that I would like my child to read. In fact, I could recommend it to a few adults that need a lesson in getting along with their siblings. It teaches people that by working together you can get stuff done. A. Law Shettleworth did a good job on this book and I hope to read more of her work in the future.
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
What a cute story! I loved the illustrations and loved the ending. I think it's a wonderful story for children going through troubling times with their siblings. I highly recommend this story to parents, grandparents, and anyone who has small children at home. It's even a great story for daycares and preschools. Something I really liked about the story was that it didn't say who was the older or younger sibling. This allows the story to be a good fit for any family with more than one child.
welchdesign More than 1 year ago
Great book! Roundabout and whirling like a rollercoaster, this enjoyable book is just stunning. Katie and her brother Richard commanded the excitement. The story was well bent around them and the scenes were very colorful. The story line is exceptional, it flowed smooth. Overall this unique book is a must read. I enjoyed every second of it!
ReedeTheReader More than 1 year ago
I am always looking for new books for my 10 year old daughter and my neighbor’s 4 year old son and this is a delightful book. All three of us loved it. The book is a joy to read and poses the never ending bond/rivalry of siblings. My own experiences with my older brother were brought to light through this book and made me smile. The story of Katie and Richard is sweet and funny and the illustrations are perfect and made it an exciting and adorable adventure. It is so well written and easy to stay with and understand. The author A. Law Shettleworth  is so talented and has an incredible mind and imagination. She knows how to reach the thoughts of kids and that is not always an easy task. I have to say this is definitely one of the best children’s books out there and I highly recommend it to everyone. I can not wait for more from this brilliant author.