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MY WILD SISTER AND ME by Iris Wewer

MY WILD SISTER AND ME

By Iris Wewer (Author) , Iris Wewer (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: March 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7358-4003-4
Publisher: NorthSouth

An absolutely engaging, European-flavored look at the relationship between a little boy and his older sister. A small boy is quite peeved when his sister acts the giraffe, strutting around, ignoring him, not answering when he shouts, “DO YOU WANT TO PLAY?” “When my sister is a giraffe, then I’m a smelly skunk” he says snarkily. The pictures tell more of the story: A giraffe with his sister’s face strides by as a little boy in a skunk costume farts merrily. But sometimes he and his sister are bears, romping all over the house, or birds, flying in the sky. (Mom pops out of the chimney with a sign saying, “Lunch is ready!”) But one day while playing Catch-the-Bunny, they are interrupted by Penny, who asks his sister to go swimming. Off she goes, which makes little brother brood all afternoon—and steal her toothbrush. Then she becomes a roaring leopard, and she chases him until he gets it back. The family dog, teddy bear and a couple of mice appear in most scenes, their comical expressions commenting on the action, and plenty of other engaging details abound. With so much to look at, this sly and oh-so-truthful snapshot of sibling relations will see plenty of repeated examination. (Picture book. 4-8)