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Just Like My Brother An entertaining and moving tribute to big brothers by the author illustrator of Meet Me at the Moon and Following Papa s SongContinuing her picture book stories about family relationships, Gianna Marino introduces Little Giraffe, who adores her big brother Set in a stunning African landscape, the story begins with a game of hide and seek as Little Giraffe looks for her big brother, who s just out of her sight, but always safely nearby As she asks the many animals she encounters on her search if they ve seen him, it s evident how much she admires him He s taller and faster and braver than her, she tells them But as the search continues, the other animals insist that Little Giraffe is tall, and fast, and brave, too and best of all, she has a wonderful older brother who looks out for her

About the Author: Gianna Marino

Gianna Marino was born in San Francisco and spent her early years galloping horses through Golden Gate Park Her explorations expanded after graduating from high school and in order to afford her many journeys, Gianna had several jobs at once apprenticing a muralist, a jewelry designer, a product designer and driving horse carriages through the park Gianna explored many corners of the world, from Africa and Asia, to the South Pacific and Europe, to crewing on sailboats in the high seas At work and school, she became known as Boomerang.Gianna finally landed a full time freelance gig designing toys for children, but after several years in a corporate box with no windows, she left for good and began writing and illustrating books for children.Though she still wanders the world, Gianna now lives in Northern California and works full time writing and illustrating.

10 thoughts on “Just Like My Brother

  1. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    My youngest loves this book The illustrations are engaging and the danger of the big cat following the baby giraffe is part of a hide and seek game and my little one enjoyed playing along I like the message that the way we perceive ourselves is not necessarily the way others perceive us For example, little giraffe asks Turtl

  2. Shaye Miller Shaye Miller says:

    Awww The sweet little giraffe in this picture book ADORES her big brother He s tall, spotted, fast, and he s very, very brave In the end, she must consider the fact that she also has many of the same qualities that she admires in her big brother.

  3. Anthony Anthony says:

    While playing hide and seek with her older brother, a sister asks several different animals on the plains of Africa if they have seen him They all say no, but they do say that she is just like him This encourages her self confidence and elevates her admiration for her brother.

  4. Raven Black Raven Black says:

    Cute story Most toddlers will like the repetition Ending weak for me Fun illustrations Good color Could be for brother brother or brother sister as long as one oldest is the a brother

  5. Jana Jana says:

    It s easy to feel small and insignificant when you re young, especially if you re a younger sibling Older brothers and sisters often seem so much bigger, braver, smarter andimportant The sweet little giraffe in this lovely picture book is playing hide and seek with her older brother As she asks the other animals to help her find them, they work hard to remind

  6. Nadina Nadina says:

    What a lovely story I liked how the other animals interacted with Little Giraffe I also liked the slight twist at the ending where leopard was looking very ashamed of sneaking up on Little Giraffe and also a little scared of her I loved the illustrations and how the spots around Little Giraffe s eyes made flowers I also like the little detailed including Little Giraffe

  7. Sheri Sheri says:

    Story set in the savannah with animals from this habitat that help the little giraffe find his big brother The comparisons of colors and patterns and speed are made As they listen to the story children will be looking for parts of a predator following the animals Big colorful illustrations and giraffe pelt patterns.

  8. Maria Maria says:

    Gianna Marino creates wonderful stories about relationships between family members, and she does it again in this book Younger siblings wishing they were like their older siblings will recognize themselves in the little giraffe, and kids will love trying to spot the older brother among the greenery The illustrations are gorgeous too Highly recommended

  9. Great Books Great Books says:

    A game of hide and seek show this little giraffe to be fast enough tall enough brave enough etc This amusing and heartwarming picturebook tells the familiar narrative of a young sibling striving to be like her older sibling Inviting watercolor illustrations provide counterpoint and suspense, enticing young readers to return over and over for exploration and interpretation.Reviewer 4

  10. Marcie Marcie says:

    I love the artwork and think two beautiful books in 2019 is terrific Can see teacher s using this prior to zoo trips Illustrations have enough detail and little things to find that it may be better in one on one or small groups rather than story times.

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