I've been reading (and writing) a lot of picture books lately, so the next few posts are going to be picture book heavy.
A great picture book that discusses the relationship between brothers and sisters is One Busy Day by Lola M. Schaefer.
Synopsis - All Mia wants is for
her big brother, Spencer, to play with her. But he's always too busy! So
Mia paints, and dances, and explores, and keep busy all by herself. But
with a little imagination and a lot of love, Mia might just be able to
show Spencer that it's a lot more fun to be busy together.
The story is cute and really hits home for my girls. My 5 year old Bid loves playing with her older sister, but sometimes her older sister just wants a break. She likes to read this book when she is a little sad. We read the book, then she thinks of something fun to do. After a little quiet time. her older sister always wants to get in on the action.
As much as she loves the story, Bid's favorite part of the book is the pictures on the back end pages. She loves to see all of the fun things the siblings ended up doing together.
To Buy - If your kids need a little help remembering how to play nice together, One Busy Day can definitely help drive the message home. It retails for $16.99, but you can get it right now on Amazon for $12.75.