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Brave Ben spends his days fighting bears, wolves, and assorted monsters, but when nighttime rolls around . . . well, it's good to have an older sibling around for moral support. With very cute illustrations by Kerstin Meyer.
Summary: Ben is a little brother who with the power of his imagination fights off numerous monsters in order to protect his big sister, Anna. All throughout his sister's room, the bathroom down the hall, and the kitchen, he protects her from array of imaginary monsters that are very real to him. He also protects his sister and her guinea pigs from different animals while she goes through the garden. This fighting leads Ben's muscles to grow in strength, but at night he is afraid of the dark and
This book is about Anna’s younger brother, Ben, and his adventures with her. He acts very brave as he takes on all types of imaginative creatures throughout his house. He protects Anna from bears and other creatures as she picks flowers from the garden. Then the roles switch between Ben and Anna when it becomes nighttime. Anna protects Ben from the darkness and Ben is happy to have a big and strong older sister. The themes in this book are love, understanding and creativity. The love Ben and Ann...
Summary: This book is a sweet well-written book that nicely portrays a typical relationship between a younger brother with his older sister. In this case Anna is Ben’s older sister that ends up protecting him after Ben has a long exhausting day fighting bears, and all types of evils to protect his sister. Major Themes: family, connection, relationship, protectionResponse: This is a delightful book that somewhat reminds me of my relationship with my siblings. This book also shows how although typ...
Another read for my children's literature class. The Wildest Brother is a sweet story about the relationship between a brother and his older sister who puts up with his adventurous antics and wild imagination.
Ben is brave as a lion, and strong as an elephant, and he spends the day protecting his big sister Anna from wild beasts and all types of monsters that want to devour her. But when night falls it's an entirely different story.
This is a great book that could teach children to be nice and look out for their siblings.
Does Cornelia Funke have a favorite main character? Of course! A kid who follows the beat of his/her own drum! Ben is so lucky to have the most understanding big sister Anna. Anna participates in his imaginative battles all day long and helps him conquers his fears later at night. Yes, she has an annoying little brother sometimes. But she still loves, helps, and accepts him just the way he is.
Cute book. Anything with a dragon is a bonus for my guys.
Summary: This story displays a unique bond between an older sister, Anna, and her younger brother, Ben. During the day, Bens has a wild imagination and is strong and brave like brothers are suppose be. For example, Anna hides in the wardrobe and has to make monster noises; grunting, snorting, and growling. And ben fetches his many swords and fights the man-eating monster. But in the evening, Ben crawls into Anna's bed and she does what big sisters are suppose to do, protect him from all the scar...
Goodreads #7Summary: Ben is a wild little boy with a huge imagination. He likes to use his sister, Anna’s make up to draw scares and make fake blood but when she catches him she tickles him all over. He tells her the blood comes from monsters and that he will protect her because he is lionhearted and elephant-strong. He fights monsters, ghosts, burglars, and scary animals in order to protect his sister. However, in the evening when it is time for bed and Ben gets scared, he crawls into bed with
Basic Plot: Little brother has to protect big sister from all kinds of evil nasties.Little boys are always slaying dragons and catching burglars. Heck, my son the superhero-knight-cowboy-wizard (his own words) regularly puts out fires (he's also a firefighter), rescues other superheroes, and even wins car races (he's also a racecar driver) just in my living room. True story. Watched it happen right before my eyes just yesterday. Legos may have been involved. This story was great because it reall...
The Wildest Brother by Cornelia Funke, published in 2006.Genre: FictionFormat: Picture BookPlot: This book discusses the brave deeds of Ben, who fights to protect his sister Anna from monsters, robbers, bears, and wolves as she goes through her day in the house and in the yard. At night though when Ben is scared, he goes sleeps with his big sister, who keeps him safe in the night. Considerations: This does feature some light violence with toy swords.Review Citation: Horn Book July/Aug 2006Select...
Ben is the wild child brother of the patient Anna, and this brother/sister portrayal is spot-on "sometimes Ben paints red spots onto Anna's desk with her make-up. And he tells her they are the BLOOD DROPS from a MAN-EATING MONSTER." As the Mom of the oldest child daughter and two younger brothers, I especially liked the book - the mix of aggravation and revenge (a good tickling!) but the ending was just perfect. The art my Kerstin Meyer is perfect for the story.
This book was amusing. I could see the relationship between the brother and sister. I liked how well the older sister put up with her rambunctious and energetic little brother who had an overactive imagination. The ending was quite sweet as well. The illustrations were fun. I might recommend.*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2009...
Ben is a wild brother who wants to protect his sister from all of the scary monsters in the world. He protects her all day, but then it gets dark and is bedtime and then Ben goes to his sister for her to protect him. Good story for children to see that we all have moments when we are afraid and moments when we are brave. There are people in our lives who can and will protect us. Shows a good and realistic view of sibling relationships.
This teaches kids that no matter how brave and fearless you are it is always good to have someone there to protect and help you too. This book is full of adjectives and literary techniques that you could introduce to your students such as bolding words for emphasis.
Funke details through simple prose and Myer tickles with fun illustrations the high and low of an imaginative little brother and his older sister. The sibling relationship is funny and sweet and one I have seen in my own younger brother and now my daughter and son.
A pretty good book. I read it real quickly, but it was too small to read, but I love to get new books on my shelf and it was quick so I read it and I recommend it for about 3-6 yEAR olds because it doesn't include much writing and the writing is very big.
I loved the positive way the big sister/little brother relationship was portrayed in this story. It teaches big sisters that they can have fun with little brother's crazy antics. It teaches little brothers that big sisters can be protective and loving. Cute story and great illustrations!
I read this with my 8 year old daughter, it's a nice easy read for one in 2nd or 3rd grade.
ages 3-6 the adventures of a fearless (during the day) younger brother and his older sister.
Imaginative and well illustrated book for older sisters and younger brothers about being brave and protecting and playing with each other.
Heartwarming story about a brother and sister. Funny cartoonist illustrations.
This book was clever, and imaginative.
It was a 3 star book for me until the last page which I loved.
Everyone knows or has a brother like this, gung-ho all day long, but secretly scared and needing a little help at night.
This is a very sweet story of a boy who is eager to save his older sister from his imaginary monsters. However, when night falls, he is the one who needs the protection. I really enjoyed this one!
Brothers can protect their sisters from all the imaginary daytime trouble you can conjure up. But when night falls, only the protection of a sister will do for the "big, strong brother."
PB47 – Reminded me of my sister and I when we used to fight as kids, but I wasn’t quite as wild as Ben.