Another Brother by Matthew Cordell

Another Brother

Life for Davy was glorious as long as he had his mother and father to himself. But then he got a brother, Petey. When Davy sang, Petey cried. When Davy created a masterpiece, Petey spat up on it. And then he got another brother, Mike! And another, Stu! And another, Gil! Until he had TWELVE LITTLE BROTHERS! And that was only the beginning!

Details Another Brother

TitleAnother Brother
Release DateJan 31st, 2012
PublisherFeiwel & Friends
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Family, Humor

Reviews Another Brother

  • Melki
    Davy was happy being an only child sheep, but bam-bam-bam - 12 brothers came along.Soon he had 12 little shadows, following him around, doing whatever Davy did.(My favorite is when they're all pretending to be monkeys, but I can't find a picture of that. It's hilarious!)The funny thing is, when his brothers all develop interests of their own, and stop tailing him, Davy finds he kind of misses them.This is a cute story, with adorable Sandra Boynto...
  • Briana
    Simple sheep book about brothers who do the same thing (with tiny plot twist at the end). Overall, nothing spectacular.
  • Richie Partington
    Richie's Picks: ANOTHER BROTHER by Matthew Cordell, Feiwel and Friends, January 2012, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-312-64324-9"When Davy sang a tender ballad, Dad cried.When Davy knitted a wooly masterpiece, Mom rejoicedWhen Davy sheared his own dandy hairdo, Mom and Dad cried and rejoiced.But, things change...""It's close to midnight, something evil's lurking in the dark.Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart.You try to scream, b...
  • Angela Bailey
    Title / Author / Publication Date: Another Brother. / Matthew Cordell. / 2012.Genre: Fiction.Format: Picturebook - print.Plot summary:"Davy the sheep wishes he had time alone with his parents, as he did before his twelve brothers came along and started imitating his every move, but when his wish comes true Davy misses playing with the youngsters" (NoveList).Considerations or precautions for readers advisory: new siblings, older brothers, family, ...
  • Laura
    Sheep! Davy the sheep is an indulged only sheep. And then his parents introduce him to a new brother, followed by 11 more. Davy is annoyed by their baby behavior and things only get worse when the brothers begin to copy his every move. His parents promise that they'll grow out of it, and much to my and Davy's surprise, they do! The sheep move onto their own interests and poor Davy is left kind of lonely. How will he solve his problem? With a swee...
  • Mary
    Oh, the trials and tribulations of having a younger sibling who copies your every move. Davy is experiencing that - times 12! At first he dislikes his brothers copying him, but when they outgrow the "phase," he realizes how much fun it is to have a sibling to play with.Small but evocative line drawings will be fun to pore over with a fellow reader - maybe a sibling?
  • The Library Lady
    The sheep and the balloons in the early spread SCREAM "Sandra Boynton", but the humor is less wacky and more kidlike. While most of us do not have 12 siblings, having a younger brother/sister follow your every move is an experience lots of kids go through and Davy's reactions are absolutely believable. The ending is perfect--sweet without saccharine. Well done!
  • Melissa
    Goofy, fresh sibling story. I smile every time I see the mom stuffed into a too tight top and the dad stuffed into too tight pants. Fave details: where Davey is finally alone and bumps down the hill--and lower in mood--all the way across the page, and the lone balloon across the moon when he's in bed. Plus, a super ending!
  • Tisha
    Great story about what it's like to be an older sibling when everyone copies you and it's so annoying. But wait, what happens when all your brothers stop doing it? Fortunately, a little sister comes along...This resonated with my youngest child, a girl, when she read the book and then urged her oldest brother to read it as well. He smiled when he finished it...
  • midnightfaerie
    A book my 6 yr old as well as my twin 3 yr olds loved. A solid reading level 1 book, this cute story keeps all ages engaged with the bright colorful pictures and cute story. A great addition to any children's library.
  • Cat
    I love, love, love this book. It is so cute and funny. The pictures are freakin' adorable. Definitely on the list of books to buy.
  • Leah Edel
    Summary:For four years, Davy was an only child and his parents loved him very much. But then after the four years, Davy got a younger brother Petey and Petey didn’t like the things Davy did. Then he got more brothers; Mickey, Carl, Pip, Ralph, Tate, Lenny, Gil, Ned, and Bob. So, there were twelve boys! All of the brothers would copy everything Davy did, and he didn’t like that. But after a while, all the brothers started doing different thing...
  • Kimberly
    I give this book a 4 star rating.This book is about Davy. He was the only child till his family had 12 more brother. Davy was use too being an only child but once he had 12 brothers he soon realized he wasn't alone. This lead to Davy always being followed. But one day after Davy's brothers didn't follow him, he felt lonely. Davy learned that it's not okay to just to be by hisself. Ways to use this in a classroom1) Address the problem of having ne...
  • Paul
    Cordell uses his ingenious visual and narrative style to explore the sibling problems a sheep has to deal with. Young readers or listeners might get some help from an attuned adult who is nearby to assist in processing their issues with siblings. This is a feeling book as Davey deals with the irritations of mimicking brothers and sisters, and the loneliness when they all go in different directions. That all sounds way too serious and a bit glum...
  • Phyllis
    The heydays of being an only sheep are over for Davy when Petey comes along. But it doesn't end there! Will his brothers ever leave him alone??!! In a word, yes. But is that what Davy really wants? Thankfully, someone new saves the day. A charming, well-told story about growing up in a large family--with delightful pictures!
  • Amber Lefevre
    Davy goes from being an only child to suddenly having 12 brothers copying him which is obviously annoying. Except one day they stop and he realizes how lonely it is now that none of them want to play. My 4 year old really likes this book. It's short, silly, and the art is really basic B&W with a few splashes of color.
  • Kelly
    LOVED this book! It is whimsical and humorous, but has a nice little lesson. Davy is an only child...for a while. Then he gets a brother, then another brother, then another...and so on. All his little brothers copy him and it annoys Davy.The illustrations are funny and capture the story. And there is repetition that add to the humor of the story and the storyline itself.
  • Lynn Davidson
    Davey the sheep has his mom and dad to himself for four years, until a little brother came along. Then another brother, then another - until he had twelve little brothers. They all copied everything he did, which annoyed him. One day they all stopped. He got lonely - until .... Funny story.
  • Vir
    I just re read this book with my kids today, and I had forgotten how much I loved this book!It is so funny. I love reciting all the brother's names. And the illustrations are excellent. It's such a relatable, funny story about Davey and his younger siblings.
  • Mimi
    The delightful illustrations make this book extra fun to read with a young child. There is so much to look at on each page as each of Davy's brothers displays his unique personality, even when they are copying Davy. What a sweet tale!
  • Beth
    This book is spot-on for anyone who has siblings. Kids will be able to relate to this really well.Plus, the expressions on the parents' faces are my favorite. Cordell nailed the exhausted parent look.
  • Owen Love
    This is a sweet story with a good lesson about sibling rivalry. The illustrations are adorable!
  • Shiloah
    Very cute!
  • Lydia Theobald
    Funny and cute. It feels like the plot has somewhere to go, but then it doesn't do very much.
  • Renae J Sutton
    This one was laugh-out-loud funny (to my 5 year old). That's a win. I read it to him for the first time today and I think we've read it now about 6 more times already.
  • Sussu Leclerc
    Cute and funny.
  • Jessica
    I picked this picture book up because I was thinking that it'd make a good present for a little one who's none too thrilled about welcoming a new baby brother. There are others that do a better job at driving home the point that having a new sibling is a good thing, but there aren't many that are so simply charming. There's a lot of white space, and a whole lot of tiny sheep running around. Davy has a wonderful life with his mother and father for...
  • Amy Forrester
    For four wonderful years it was just Davy and his mom and dad. He had lots of attention and they praised his accomplishments. Then Petey came along. Davy’s little brother got all the attention and no one was impressed by Davy's singing or knitting anymore. But it got worse, next came Stu, then Mickey, than Carl. Well, you get the idea. Soon Davy had 12 brothers and they all wanted to be just like him. If Davy ate Toot Loops, so did his brothers...
  • Regina
    Davy the sheep is the apple of his parent's eyes. He's the center of attention, and he knows it. So he's clearly concerned when his parents bring home his new brother, Petey. Petey's crying, spit ups, and potty-time quickly messes up Davy's comfortable life. But to make matters worse, soon Davy's parents bring home more and more brothers! Twelve in fact! Davy's life will never be the same as he learns that not only will his brothers take most of ...
  • Kate Bretey
    Another Brother by Matthew Cordell is a funny little tale that is familiar to any of us with siblings! Davy was a happy kid, or a sheep rather, before he got a brother, then another, then another,etc. Through silly drawings that give a chuckle, we learn the meaning and the importance of family. I think that this would be a great book to have in my classroom because I can hear the laughter now. The artwork depicts some pretty humorous bodily funct...