Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Maple Lam
Illustrator: Maple Lam
Big brother is so proud and excited that he gets to walk his little sister home from the bus stop for the first time. He performs his brotherly duties well as he protects her from a big dog and a sudden thunderstorm. He also keeps his sister on track to home, since she finds herself easily distracted. Their walk home from school turns out to be quite an adventure, and little sister even teaches her big brother a thing or two. When the siblings arrive home, Mom is so proud. The duo are closer than ever, and they are now courageously connected.
My Little Sister and Me by Maple Lam is a sweet story for siblings. This read has a target audience of four- to eight-year-olds. The story is great for emerging readers. It is a colorful adaptation of the love and experiences between siblings. It is also a good way to encourage sharing, responsibility, and friendship. This book can be used as a character-building tool and is a great discussion read. It would have been nice to know the names of the brother and sister pair just to feel more of a connection to the story. Nevertheless, this book would be a welcome addition to a child's library.