Grace just wants to have some time of her own, without her little sister Lucy imitating her at every turn. No matter what she did or where she went, Lucy was there. Some razzing after swim team helped Grace see that maybe having a little sister wasn't so bad after all.
The illustrations add personality to the story, and there are opportunities for audience participation.
For more than a year now, our preschooler routinely pulls this book from the shelf for bedtime stories. S/He enjoys the participatory nature of the tale, citing "me too!" at all the right places.
Even though we don't have copycat siblings in our house, this is a fun book. Although it can stand multiple parental readings, we can't say that it is among our favorites.
This is a picture book about understanding sibling affection.
The book makes it easy to talk about life with a sibling … or even a copycat fan … without sounding preachy.
6 to 9
3 to 8
started reading with 3-year-old child
Borrow, at least. At home or in a classroom, it is a fun read, with opportunities to help kids think before acting.