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My brother, Anthony Browne

Label
My brother
Title
My brother
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Browne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A child describes the many wonderful things about "my brother," who can fly, write amazing stories, and stand up to bullies
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • A little boy introduces his big brother, who looks no more than seven. But to the younger brother, the older one is coolness personified. Big Brother runs fast, kicks soccer goals, skateboards, reads books, sings, dances, whistles, and even stands up to bullies twice his size. Only on the last double-page spread is the young narrator pictured, a smaller look-alike version of his idol, from «cool hair» right down to «cool sandals.» Browne, the 2000 winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, takes this universal theme of sibling idolatry and interprets it visually with economy and verve. Clean, colorful images of the boy stand out clearly, usually on white or notebook-paper-blue-striped backgrounds; occasionally they appear within more complex scenes, such as the picture of Big Brother climbing a building while King Kong looks on. Observant children will find plenty of intriguing details in the pictures, and even toddlers will take pleasure in watching this idealized big kid, competent, confident, and cool. -- Carolyn Phelan (Reviewed 03-01-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 13, p87)
  • K-Gr 3 "My brother is really cool," boasts a young boy. On widely spaced lined paper, he writes of his older sibling's many attributes. Not only does he have cool ears and hair, but he also wears cool clothes. And he can score "FANTASTIC goals" in soccer, "run so FAST that...he can FLY!," "read HUNDREDS of books," and write "BRILLIANT stories." Browne's over-the-top, whimsical cartoon illustrations are the perfect foil for this child's exuberant praise of his sibling. Big brother's "cool" button is echoed in the many buttons containing accolades like "SUPER BROTHER!" and "He's GREAT!" on the endpapers. Big brother's artwork is so fine that the wolf he has drawn comes to life and frightens Red Riding Hood off the page. The bubble he blows fills a room, and he reads Browne's My Brother in a chair constructed of books and "cool" sandaled feet. The author's fans will recognize his penchant for gorillas, and they will delight in the self-affirming ending when they turn the page after reading, "And guess what." Cool!Marianne Saccardi, formerly at Norwalk Community College, CT --Marianne Saccardi (Reviewed March 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 3, p152)
  • Having described a father and a mother in previous outings, Browne now moves on to the pleasures of having a male sibling. The brother in question is "really cool," from his hair to his ears, his clothes to his shoes. His many admirable skills include jumping, climbing, playing soccer, skateboarding and running so quickly he flies. He reads, writes and draws prolifically, blows bubbles, whistles, sings, dances and even "stands up to bullies and sits down on monsters." Not to be diminished, the younger narrator realizes that he himself is pretty cool as well. Browne's signature style is present in full force, and readers will enjoy the sly humor, cheerful hyperbole and attention to detail in the stylized illustrations. Labels explaining the coolest attributes are present in many of the pictures, and contemporary language will draw readers in. A suspiciously familiar gorilla casts an occasional appearance, which will delight fans both old and new. Overall, this straightforward tribute to brothers is energetic, heartwarming and a pleasure to read. Perhaps a book about sisters is not far behind. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2007)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163314
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Browne, Anthony
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Brothers
Target audience
primary
Label
My brother, Anthony Browne
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780374351205
Lccn
2006050262
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71275652
  • (OCoLC)71275652
Label
My brother, Anthony Browne
Publication
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780374351205
Lccn
2006050262
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71275652
  • (OCoLC)71275652

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