Brothers of the Heart

Children - Animals
40 Pages
Reviewed on 12/10/2015
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Brothers of the Heart by Regina Puckett is an adorable story for children which is filled with warmth and love. Mother Duck and Duckling go for a walk one afternoon. Duckling suddenly spots a kitten curled up in a milk bowl all alone. Mother Duck looks around the barnyard and realizes that Baby Kitten needs a new mother. She adopts the kitten and Duckling has a brother now. Baby Kitten is excited and he goes home with Mother Duck and Duckling. Both the brothers do everything together in spite of being poles apart. Kitten had fur and he purred and Duckling had feathers and quacked. Though all the animals around them made fun of their differences, Duckling and Baby Kitten knew they were true brothers of the heart and ignored everyone who made fun of them. How Baby Kitten gets over his fear of water one stormy night and learns to swim with the help of Duckling is also interesting to read.

It's a beautiful story of love, bonding, and friendship and the illustrations are colorful and vivid. They give pace and movement to the scenes and breathe life into the characters. Kids will love Mother Duck, Duckling and Baby Kitten. It's a good bedtime story and kids will enjoy listening to it. The subtle message of overcoming fear is also helpful to young readers to handle things better in their daily lives. The story is also good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries.