Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Whole Loaf! Big Brother Peanut Butter by Terry Border

Early one morning Peanut Butter's parents called him into the kitchen to tell him some good news.

"Guess what? You're going to a big brother!"

Now Peanut Butter's got the Big Brother Blues.

He'a always been the only slice at home, and he's liked it that way, free to play with his friend Jelly inside or out. What's an only slice supposed to do? He asks another slice, Apple Pie, who had two little brother tarts, Blueberry and Cherry.

"Easy as Pie!" she replied.

Peanut Butter isn't exactly reassured.

He seeks out his sandwich friend Cucumber, whose little brother Dill vouches that his big brother is always cool. The Big Cheese shows off his peppy sibling Pepper Jack, and his friend Jelly reassures him that he's up to the job.

"But I hope to see
That I need to act just like a good ...ME!

But Peanut Butter's resolve is shaken just a bit when he finds out that his family doesn't have a new baby brother at home waiting for him--it's more like a whole loaf of them, in Terry Border's Big Brother Peanut Butter (Philomel Books, 2018). Peanut Butter finds himself the biggest brother of a whole kitchen-full of fidgety little finger sandwiches, in Border's latest photo-collaged food characters series. It's a silly slice of sandwich family life, but Border's foodie artwork is tasty, and although Kirkus Reviews says "it's not the best thing since sliced bread," this one is a toothsome addition to the picture book pantry. Read more of Border's baked goods adventures here.



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