This charming, interactive storybook for kids ages 3-7, contains text and audio by Kevin Kling and illustrations by Chris Monroe. Big Little Brother traces a familiar arch from sibling rivalry to brother love. 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 taller than you? And what if he always touched your things and followed you everywhere you went? Why, it's enough to frustrate the most even-keeled of kids.
The narrator of Big Little Brother just wants to escape his little brother's sticky hands, but an encounter at the Old Woman in the Shoe play area involving a bully, a plastic turkey, and his big, little brother teaches him that a pesky younger sibling can actually be a great pal.
Big Little Brother features audio by storyteller Kevin Kling, described as "one of our great national treasures" by public radio host Krista Tippett. Many of the whimsical illustrations by Chris Monroe provide interactive extra dialog and audio, available at a touch: spin the Tinkertoy wheel, put the turkey in the oven, turn out the lights. The interactive features will surprise kids and grown-ups alike. "An exceptionally funny and bittersweet book that any reader, young or old, who has been an older sibling will warm to."—New York Times (refers to the print edition).