What I Loved:
The words for this book are written so playfully. It made reading this fun for me, and it made my daughter enjoy the book so much more. Each page had a word or a phrase that was out of line with the rest of the text, making it stand out on the page. I loved it! I felt that it made me more playful as I read the book to my daughter, which in turn meant that she got a wonderful story time.
How I Felt:
My daughter and I really enjoyed reading this book. She is the younger sister to a big brother, and she was right there with Pip through Pip’s whole day. The story features the fun, playful part of siblings, the frustration of the “Me Too”, as well as the wonderful love that siblings share. Colleen Brunetti was able to capture all of that in one short children’s book, and I loved that.
The book is written with rhyming copy and I stumbled a bit reading through the words. I couldn’t quite get the hang of it at ties, but it really did not detract from how adorable this book was. I have found that when we own a book, and we get to know it a bit, those stumbles stop.
To Read or Not To Read:
If your child has siblings, this is a great book, they will connect with it, and enjoy it again and again. It’s a fun book for a library to have as well as a school as so many children can relate to the story.
Where To Find This Book:
And Pip, Too! by Colleen Brunetti is available at these sites:
Big Guy wakes up to the sounds of Pip, his little sister as she comes towards his room. He knows his day is about to begin. The book takes us through Big Guy’s day as he tries to do some things on his own, like eat breakfast. Pip also wants to have breakfast, and pours the milk everywhere. The story gives us a peek at Big Guy’s whole day with his sister trailing behind him. While we see his frustration at situations, there is such a wonderful payoff, as at the end of the book, the brotherly love shines through.
I grabbed this on Amazon, but the author did ask me to review the book. I have written this review as an honest account of my thoughts on the book.