What Brothers Do Best/What Sisters Do Best

Laura Joffe Numeroff, Author, Lynn Munsinger, Illustrator
Laura Joffe Numeroff, Author, Lynn Munsinger, Illustrator , illus. by Lynn Munsinger. Chronicle $15.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8118-6545-6
Reviewed on: 09/14/2009
Release date: 09/01/2009

This lighthearted companion book to What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best can be flipped over and read from either direction as brother and sister animals playfully engage with one another. On one side, a brother pig assists his piglet sibling (“Brothers can help you climb a tree, push you on a swing, and share a delicious snack”), while a brother lamb and his sister make music, play pretend and build a clay castle. Meanwhile, on the flipside a sister lion teaches her younger sibling how to swim, while an older dog helps clean a messy room and consoles her sister when her baseball team loses a game. Both stories end with the cheery message that “best of all,” siblings “can give you lots and lots of love!” Ages 4–8. (Oct.)

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