As an older sister to a little brother (who’s really not that little anymore), I appreciated the message and wonderful photography in Mary Quattlebaum‘s Brother, Sister, Me and You (out this March from National Geographic Kids).
This is a great, quick introduction to the interactions between siblings in the animal world. Readers learn about how sibling otters, turtles, bear cubs, and other creatures interact. Human siblings are also featured, most explicitly in the afterwood by Dr. Tovah P. Klein.
The strength of this book is the photographs. The in-depth glimpse into animals’ lives is the defining feature of this book and will be what younger readers will enjoy the most. I wanted more of the book’s pages to focus on siblings specifically. There were times when the book seemed to be conveying animals’ actions rather than illuminating the intricacies of animals’ sibling relationships, missing an opportunity to differentiate itself from other animal books out there.
Certainly a book younger readers will enjoy, Brother, Sister, Me and You is one I liked but didn’t love. It earns three stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️