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If you've got a younger brother, you'll know what a bother he can be! Sometimes the girl in this story wishes her little brother would just disappear - until, one night, he does...but only into the linen cupboard with the cat!
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- What is a big sister to do? Tormented by the pesty antics of the toddler brother who adores her and shadows her every move, she fantasizes sweet retaliation. A disappearing trick? A trip to the moon? Lunch for a wild beast? How about Mom's vanishing cream? Nothing works. One night, the girl awakens. Brother's crib is empty and she looks through the darkened house to find him. The fruitless search leaves her near tears at the thought that perhaps her plans had indeed succeeded. A muffled purring noise eases her fears as she discovers the child asleep in the closet with their family cat and kittens. The "can't live with ' em; can't live without ' em" life between siblings comes alive in this amusing and simple story that's easy enough for beginning readers. The watercolor illustrations, done in cool hues of blue and violet, expand the humor of the text. Readers with younger brothers and sisters will readily appreciate the girl's frustrations as well as her devotion. This one is easy to like. --Virginia E. Jeschelnig, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
According to the narrator of this agreeable tale, her little brother is a bother; in fact, as she writes the book's title on the mirror with lipstick, she adds the first r in brother only as an afterthought. Wishing that he would "just disappear," the older sibling dresses as a witch and tries "magicking him away," but he proceeds to eat the pages of her book of spells. Subsequent efforts to get rid of him (such as by covering the youngster with vanishing cream and feeding him to a "wild beast"--the family's pregnant cat) prove equally unsuccessful. But when she awakens one night to find her brother's crib empty, big sister conjures up images of horrible fates that may have befallen the child, and is mighty happy to find him, asleep beside the cat and her newborn kittens. Readers who have known pesty younger siblings will relate to this sister's ordeal, creatively rendered by Gliori. Her fancifully detailed watercolors offer a wealth of visual treats--including a colorful variety of patterns and prints on clothing, walls and bedclothes. Ages 3-up.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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