Disclaimer: I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
- The Facts: The Biggest Little Brother, story by Aminata Jalloh, pictures by Kim Sponaugle, published in the USA 2016 by Halo Publishing International, 31 pages, ISBN 13: 978-1-61244-467-3.
- The Review: The Biggest Little Brother is the sweet story of a young boy used to being the big brother learning to be the middle child when his big brother comes home, and the growing pains associated with that adjustment. The story was especially captivating to my children who are also a boy and a girl, my son is older, who also have an older brother who visits often and when he does my son has to re-adjust to actually being a middle child despite his big brother tendencies.
- This book targets early readers (ages 6 and up), and can easily be read to younger children. When my children saw the cover of this book, my daughter said mommy it’s us. My son said the main character looks like him and he’s right they do look alike. It is so refreshing as mother of color to have books and stories that reflect my children as they are and where they can recognize themselves and their own life circumstances. There is something truly special about that, and The Biggest Little Brother hits the mark in every way that matters. I highly recommend this book, great story, great illustration, great representation of diverse families, and great attention grabber.