MY BIG SISTER by Valorie Fisher


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Age Range: 3 - 6
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Fisher explores the feminine side of sibling relations in this companion title to My Big Brother (2002). Told from the younger sibling’s perspective, anecdotal statements deftly capture the essence of big-sisterhood, expressing all the love, bossiness, and sauciness that it entails. The artful selection of photographs expands the narrative. Functioning as a humorous foil to the text, Fisher’s images comically deflate the weighty declarations: “But I’m not supposed to bother her when she’s working” depicts the older sister diligently painting her toes with hot-pink nail polish. Intriguing angles, bold colors, and a medley of exaggerated expressions on the subject’s faces guarantee the photographs will engage the reader’s eye. The carefully worded comments, bolstered by Fisher’s exceptional photography, convey a powerful message about the deeply rooted bonds that exist between an older sister and her younger sibling. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-689-85479-X
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Anne Schwartz/Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2003


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