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Desmond is seven years old and he likes being a big brother to Omari who is two. Desmond likes sports, pizza, and building forts. Omari loves Desmond and he laughs at his older brother's jokes and enjoys listening to his bedtime stories. It is bedtime and Desmond wants to finish his bedtime story, and he wants Omari to stay awake to listen to it. His story is all about them and their adventures together. The story begins with the two brothers going hiking up a big chocolate ice-cream mountain but as Desmond is narrating, Omari is already sleepy. Desmond tries to go on with the story and their adventures together as they go hiking. Will Omari stay awake to hear the full story or will he fall asleep before the tale is finished?
The Big Brother Story by Aisha Holland is a wonderful story about sibling love. The author's portrayal of Desmond and Omari is filled with love, and many brothers will find them real and relatable. The illustrations make the characters and the scenes vivid for young readers and breathe life into the tale, making it tangible. Parents and grandparents can use this book for bedtime storytelling, and tutors can use this in classrooms and school libraries for read-aloud and storytelling sessions. The Big Brother Story by Aisha Holland captures sibling love and family bonding beautifully and will captivate readers with the heartwarming bonding between Desmond and his brother Omari.