By Lola M. Schafer
Illustrated by Jessica Meserve
Hardcover, 32 pages.
A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters
Spencer is the older brother, who is wittily compared to a handful of animals, in a good way. If you are looking for a story for a young boy, about to become an older brother, this is the perfect book for you.
The layout of this story is different, yet very engaging. Instead of spelling out every word, some lines are finished with a picture instead.
He was strong—strong as a *bear*
He was tall—tall as a *giraffe*
He was funny—funny as a *monkey*
With little writing and ingenious drawings, this loving story is perfect for older siblings with new babies in the family, or soon to arrive. The story does not involve whining, envy, or temper tantrums which are common in books with sibling interaction. Instead, this nurturing book emphasizes the appreciation siblings should have for one another and the unconditional love they share.