Love You, Bro! Big Brothers Are The Best by Fran Manushkin
OUR BABY IS LITTLE, AND I AM BIG.
I AM A BIG BROTHER!
Big brothers are busy. They have to learn to put up with loud bawling and stinky diapers from the new baby. They have to share Dad and Mom with THE BABY, whether they like it or not.
But big brothers have perks! They sleep in a big-boy bed instead of a baby crib. And when trying to be quiet during baby's naptime gets to be too much quiet, big brothers get to go outside by themselves and yell and kick a soccer ball all around the backyard. And when the baby goes to bed early, they get special playtime with their parents, building castles with Mom and flying toy planes with Dad.
They are big enough to help dress the baby and retrieve a clean nappy when he needs a change!
And a big brother is big enough to know that this baby won't always be a baby.
"ONE DAY YOU WILL BE BIG ENOUGH TO PLAY WITH ME!"
For families with an only child suddenly promoted to big brother status, Fran Manuskin's Big Brothers Are the Best (Fiction Picture Books) (Picture Window/Capstone Books) takes the new sibling through the steps of older siblinghood, accentuating the positive and the promise of a future friend and playmate. Kristen Richards' simple illustrations spot the art in appealing vignettes of family life that inspire big brothers to settle into what is, after all, to be their lifetime roles!