Little Sister wishes she were tall like Big Sister, but Big Sister reminds Little Sister that she will get taller, whereas Big Sister can never get smaller. Little Sister doesn’t like getting all her sister’s hand-me-down clothes, but Big Sister is disappointed she has to give up her favorite clothes when she outgrows them. Everyone wishes to be someone else sometimes, and the sisters explore this idea, wondering if fish wish they had legs or if horses wish they could ride instead of being ridden. “But do you ever wish you were me?” Little Sister asks, and she is surprised to find out what her sister admires about her. They talk about what is fun about being themselves.
Author and illustrator Giselle Potter has written a fun story exploring the ups and downs of sisterhood, something that any child with siblings will relate to. It is a sweet story that will help youngsters appreciate what they have in that sibling relationship. The illustrations leave something to be desired. They are very old-fashioned, flat, and naive. Most youngsters will expect more from a picture book these days.
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