But on to brothers. This book came out in November (published by Borealis Books an imprint of Minnesota Historical Society Press) and I first heard about it in my local paper. I'd link to that but darn if I cannot find it. It next had a spot in the NYT Book Review. I just had to have it.
The story is based on the author's relationship with his little brother who is indeed bigger. Check out how adorable they are in this Minnesota Public Radio video. They look just like their book counterparts!
So here's to brotherly love and a great picture book from a debut children's author. Of course this made my Best of 2011. Also, if you're not familiar with Chris Monroe, get thee to a library and check out her books! Her latest Chico Bon Bon adventure also came out this fall which I'm sure continues on with excellence, but alas my library has not received it yet.