Being a big brother is a BIG job.
There’s lots to show your little brother . . . 
Trains . . .
Planes . . .
How to be a dinosaur.

There are games to play and adventures to be had. And if trouble comes, it’s big brother to the rescue because there’s no better friend than a brother.

 

PRAISE FOR WE ARE BROTHERS, WE ARE FRIENDS

Equal parts reassurance and road map, done with skill and charm.
— Kirkus Reviews

“This buoyant tale is a welcome addition to early childhood picture book collections, especially where selections about new siblings are in demand.” –School Library Journal

 

“In contrast to many books about sibling rivalry, the older boy in this story is not threatened or unhappy about a baby joining the family. He is more than ready to take on the roles of teacher and protector for his younger brother . . . Parents helping children adjust to a changing family dynamic will appreciate the positive tone and strong sibling bond.” –Booklist

 

“There's always room for gentle books for older kids about their new younger sibs. Penfold stresses above all the notion that even though a baby isn't much for company, you can still be friends . . . Equal parts reassurance and road map, done with skill and charm.” –Kirkus Reviews

 

“Sibling rivalry? What sibling rivalry? Penfold’s cheerful big brother narrator is totally cool with having a baby brother. He looks forward to ‘adventures, just the two of us,’ that include pretend play with ‘trains, and planes, and how to be a dinosaur.’ Most poignantly, he promises, ‘When you cry... I will hear you first.’ Kaban—whose crisp lines, bright colors, and eager-eyed characterizations bring to mind 1960s animation—builds some wonderful images from Penfold’s words.” —Publishers Weekly

 


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