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My Brother, Ant by Betsy Byars

My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars

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A fun and simple book about 2 brothers; a great beginner/simple word book ( )
  e.a.leonard | Dec 5, 2011 |
Newbery award winning author and Caldecott winning illustrator, have joined together with this easy reader. Ant short for Anthony, is the story of a relationship betwenn a boy and his younger brother (Ant). Great illustration and a good read for beginners.
  VirginiaWrenn | Dec 14, 2010 |
This is an adorable story of a boy and his younger brother named, Anthony, or Ant for short. It tells of several events the brothers live through together, such as: Ant writing on his brother's homework or Ant's brother telling a monster to get out from under Ant's bed. It's just two brothers growing up and a glimpse of their life together.

Children would enjoy this book because they will relate to it if they have a sibling. Also, most children go through the trials between siblings mentioned in this book. ( )
  caltstatt | Dec 6, 2010 |
In these four stories, Ant is a pest of a little brother, but he sure knows how to make up for it.

These short stories are a great transition book between mastering sounding out and progressing to full-on chapter books. Each story actually has a plot that's interesting, and the resolutions are satisfying. The illustrations (one on almost every page) capture Ant's earnestness and his older brother's varying shades of irritation and admiration. A great book for older siblings who get frustrated with their younger ones, but aren't quite up to reading Beverly Cleary yet. ( )
  my624persona | Dec 22, 2009 |
This book is a good example of a realistic fiction because the events can actually happen in life. The reader can imagine that two brothers read to one another, get rid of monsters under the bed and draw pictures. Age appropriate: primary. Media: colored pencils. ( )
  sghods05 | Dec 18, 2008 |
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Ages 5 & up. This book for beginning readers is a perfect match between a Newbery award-winning author and a Caldecott award-winning illustrator. Told in the first person, the four short chapters depict a warm, funny relationship between a boy and his sweet but sometimes pesky younger brother. Readers will enjoy the dry humor of the narrative, the likeable characters and the expressive and fanciful illustrations. In a starred review, Booklist wrote, "The pictures are achingly affectionate... the economy of line and language will grab new readers."

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In four separate stories, Ant's older brother gets rid of the monster under Ant's bed, forgives Ant for drawing on his homework, tries to read a story, and helps Ant write a letter to Santa.

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