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BIG BROTHER by Charlotte Zolotow Kirkus Star


by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Mary Chalmers

Pub Date: March 16th, 1960
ISBN: 0064430332
Publisher: Harper

Big brother, as the protector or the tormentor, has figured in both children's and adult books. In this charming picture book illustrated in softly drawn, diminutive drawings by March Chalmers, Big Brother is a sort of Big Bad Wolf, who, when Little Sister finally sees through his bravado, becomes an interested companion. Repetition, skillfully employed, adds charm to the narrative, and is incorporated in the winsome illustrations. Big or little, readers will warm to these two children in little battles and their final reconciliation.