Tell your brother how much you love him in this sweet and fun book with the characters from Mr. Men Little Miss! Whether your brother's games and tickles make you happy or his silly tricks make you giggle, he's always there to make life more fun. Mr. Tickle, Happy, Mischief, and many more Mr. Men friends are here to show your brother how much you love him. The perfect book for your brother's birthday, a new baby brother or big brother, or for sharing any time you want to say, "I love you, too." Children can also add their own words about their brother at the end of the book to make it a special, personalized gift.
To be sure, some brothers and sisters have relationships that are easy. But oh, some relationships can be fraught. Confusing, too: How can two people share the same parents and turn out to be entirely different? Marie Brenner's brother, Carl—yin to her yang, red state to her blue state—lived in Texas and in the apple country of Washington state, cultivating his orchards, polishing his guns, and (no doubt causing their grandfather Isidor to turn in his grave) attending church, while Marie, a world-class journalist and bestselling author, led a sophisticated life among the "New York libs" her brother loathed. From their earliest days there was a gulf between them, well documented in testy letters and telling photos: "I am a textbook younger child . . . training as bête noir to my brother," Brenner writes. "He's barely six years old and has already developed the Carl Look. It's the expression that the rabbit gets in Watership Down when it goes tharn, freezes in the light." After many years apart, a medical crisis pushed them back into each other's lives. Marie temporarily abandoned her job at Vanity Fair magazine, her friends, and her husband to try to help her brother. Except that Carl fought her every step of the way. "I told you to stay away from the apple country," he barked when she showed up. And, "Don't tell anyone out here you're from New York City. They'll get the wrong idea." As usual, Marie—a reporter who has exposed big Tobacco scandals and Enron—irritated her brother and ignored his orders. She trained her formidable investigative skills on finding treatments to help her brother medically. And she dug into the past of the brilliant and contentious Brenner family, seeking in that complicated story a cure, too, for what ailed her relationship with Carl. If only they could find common ground, she reasoned, all would be well. Brothers and sisters, Apples and Oranges. Marie Brenner has written an extraordinary memoir—one that is heartbreakingly honest, funny and true. It's a book that even her brother could love.
Jelline Smith lives with her husband in Decatur, Illinois. The couple has one son and seven grandchildren. She loves the Midwest but longs for her home state of Mississippi. She always said that some day she would return to Mississippi to live, but there was always something to stop her such as a better paying job or a better way of living. The main reason for staying is her family, parents and siblings, living in Decatur. She simply couldn¿t bear the thought of leaving them. The author believes in and loves her family, but her love for God is greater. She gives God the glory for the writing of this book. Although she knows God has brought her a long way, she tries to refrain from the phrase and points to personal motivation. Jelline always knew she wanted to be a writer ever since she was a little girl. She was always making up songs and poems, but nothing ever came of them. Some day, she told herself, she would see her name in print. ¿I will see my dream come true, and people enjoying it as much as I enjoyed writing it,¿ Jelline said. A friend once told her if she ever wrote a book to make sure it was about something she knew because it takes more to write about something you don¿t know about than it takes to write about what you know. Jelline said her childhood was what she knew best.
When a family member dies, often the response of children is overlooked or underestimated. This very important book makes tangible the range of emotions felt but not completely understood by children for the loss of a parent or sibling. It offers welcome channels of response that can help survivors to not only understand their feelings but also come to grips with the loss and get on positively with their lives. Barbara Snook offers insights into a range of people’s experiences with the loss of a family member. It normalizes the variety of experiences of grieving, that it is not a linear process, not something to get over, rather the impacts are lifelong and require developing ways to live with the grief. – Pauline Brown, registered psychologist This book is like a cocoon. It is beautiful from start to finish. The growth and transformation about such grief is anticipated and transparent yet mesmerising through its entire unfolding. It holds the reader, in the same way that siblings who have lost (and actually anyone who has lost a loved one) – need to be held and need to be seen, as they transit their own unique process. – Jenni van der Schoot, psychotherapist I recognise myself in the pages written by the brave contributors to this book, as will other readers who struggle with the complex and conflicting emotions of losing a loved sibling. Realising that others also struggle with grief and have feelings of guilt is a repeated thread in the stories that weave readers together, giving them the realisation that they are not the odd one out, but that their reactions are “normal” in a heart-rending situation. – Tilly Brasch, author of No Middle Name
Release on 2011-06-23 | by Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson,Jan Stimpson,Jan Parker
Helping our children enjoy life together, from birth onwards
Author: Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson,Jan Stimpson,Jan Parker
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Adorable separately, yet a nightmare when together - having more than one child can be difficult when the inevitable sibling rivalries come to bear. A child's feelings towards the other sibling can be diverse, extreme and conflicting - sometimes all at once. This down-to-earth, practical book takes the best and latest research - along with practical experience - to help us manage these difficult relationships. Talking parents through the reality, it reveals how best to reduce conflict and frustration and help children attain more positive, fulfilling relationships. It deals with issues from the arrival of a new child, to sharing, conflicts and communication. A warm, supportive guide, this book cuts through negativity to provide the best advice available for these most crucial formative relationships.
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter spends time with his brother and sister in these classic, funny, and heartwarming stories. Featuring Just Me and My Little Brother and Me Too!, this two-in-one picture book is an endearing tribute to brothers and sisters and the fun memories they create.
Release on 2012-08-21 | by Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Funnies and Favorites About Growing Up and Being Grown Up
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
There is no other family relationship quite like it! Rivalry, competition, camaraderie, love, and support—all are found in the bond between brothers and sisters. Reflecting on the nuances of this special connection, Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating Brothers and Sisters is filled with heartfelt stories that honor this unique relationship. Chuckle as you recollect childhood squabbles and occasional teamwork between you and your sibling. Relive the struggles and frustrations you went through while growing up with someone you found difficult to understand. Reflect on the poignant details of the sometimes painful path toward reconciliation in adulthood. This remarkable collection illustrates the ups and downs of life with that special family member, your brother or your sister. Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating Brothers and Sisters honors the strength of this family bond. These heartwarming tales of brothers and sisters illustrate the constant redefinition of their relationships and friendships throughout the years. Filled with humorous, thoughtful, and heartfelt memories and experiences, this extraordinary book celebrates the power and strength of having a friend in the family who will be there for you throughout your life.
And these are the things we find by the sea My mommy, my mama, my brother, and me. With this gentle refrain, the debut picture book from celebrated author and playwright Natalie Meisner (Double Pregnant) reflects on her own two-mom, two-son family's early days growing up in Lockeport, Nova Scotia. Living by the sea offers myriad charms for the two young brothers in this poetic ode to beachcombing. When the fog disappears, the path to the beach beckons, with all the treasures it leaves behind: lobster traps, buoys, fused glass, urchins, a note in a bottle. But best of all is all the neighbours they meet along the way. An unforgettable instant classic for families of all shapes and sizes. Featuring glorious watercolours by Mathilde Cinq-Mars, which capture the warmth and magic of time spent with family by the sea.
Have you ever been? Are you now? Or do you know someone who is, in a dark place, unsure, afraid, thinking theres no relief from their situation or their pain? Im here to tell that there is light that guides you out of the darkness leading you to its warmth, comfort, safety, peace, joy, and hope. I am the Light of the World; He who follows me Shall not walk in darkness But have the light of Life. John 8:12