Big Little Brother by Kevin Kling

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The book sparked lots of discussions about the many ways he used to irritate his big brother when he was a toddler which he enjoyed hearing about.
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Being an older brother has its benefits, of that there’s little doubt. But how would you feel if your little brother grew to be bigger than you? And what if he insisted on touching all your things and following you everywhere you went? It’s enough to frustrate the most even-keeled of kids.

The narrator of Big Little Brother wants nothing more than to escape his brother’s sticky fingers. Then an encounter at the old Woman in the Shoe play area teaches him that a pesky younger sibling can actually be a pal. Maybe having a brother, big or small, is a blessing after all.

Storyteller Kevin Kling, described as “one of our great national treasures” by public radio personality KristaTippett, has delighted audiences through his performances, plays, and audio and printed collections for decades. Illustrator Chris Monroe brings her witty, slightly subversive artistic sense to this heartwarming tale. the result is a playful, tender look at the familiar pains and joys of being a sibling.

Storyteller Kevin Kling is the author of two books and several plays, including the musical Busytown, with composer Michael Koerner, based on the classic and amusing picture books by Richard Scarry. Painter and cartoonist Chris Monroe draws the weekly comic strip Violet Days and is the author and illustrator of Monkey with a Tool Belt and Sneaky Sheep, among other books for children.

 

About Kevin Kling

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Humorist and playwright KEVIN KLING grew up in Osseo, Minnesota, and now lives in Minneapolis. He built his reputation telling tales of Minnesota, with plays such as "21A" and "Fear and Loving in Minneapolis," and has performed around the United States and in Australia, Sweden, and Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a frequent guest commentator on NPR.
 
Published November 1, 2011 by Borealis Books. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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Reviewed by Sarah, and James aged 6 on Dec 07 2012

The book sparked lots of discussions about the many ways he used to irritate his big brother when he was a toddler which he enjoyed hearing about.

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