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Book of Big Brothers by Cary Fagan and Illustrated by Luc Melanson

In this episodic tale that’s rich with Cary Fagan’s characteristically dry humor, a boy tells the story of his life with two older brothers. When he is only a week old, his brothers argue over who can hold him first and drop him onto the porch. But they aren’t all bad: they chase away the mean girls who call him names, and they perform a play starring the neighbor’s dog to cheer him up when he has the measles. Later on these troublesome boys set fire to neighbor’s tree, play football in the living room, and even attempt to ride their banana bikes all the way to the Rocky Mountains.

Inspired by Cary Fagan’s childhood experiences, this story is a spot-on portrayal of the crazy, mishap-filled, yet undeniably fun and affectionate life in a family with three boys. Luc Melanson’s wonderfully lively and extremely funny retro-style illustrations are a perfect complement to the text.

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3 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – Book of Big Brothers by Cary Fagan

  1. Laurie says:

    I have got to get this to read to my third son!

  2. Ooh, look at that cover! There is something about the lines of their eyebrows and the curve of the bike handles that I just love. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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