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I very really miss you / Jane Kemp and Clare Walters ; illustrated by Jonathan Langley.

By: Kemp, Jane.
Contributor(s): Langley, Jonathan | Walters, Clare, 1952- | Walters, Clare, 1952- [author.] | Langley, Jonathan (ill.) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Frances Lincoln, 2007Description: [32] pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781845076634 (pbk.); 184507663X (pbk.).Subject(s): Brothers -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Picture booksDDC classification: Picture Book
Originally published: 2006.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Sam's big brother Ben is going away on a school trip for one whole week â€" and Sam is glad. Because for one whole week he can play with all the toys, have the whole bedroom to himself and he won't get squirted by Ben's water pistol. But it is too quiet without Ben and Sam starts to miss his big brother. So Sam writes Ben a postcard to say he very really misses him and he is surprised to learn that Ben very really missed him too.

Originally published: 2006.

Originally published: 2006.

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Kirkus Book Review

Despite its rather awkward title, Kemp and Walters follow the progression of emotions little brother Sam goes through as Ben leaves for a week at a school adventure camp. He imagines the joy he will feel without Ben to tease, boss, fight with or scare him. When the reality hits of how quiet and lonely his yard and house become when he is temporarily an only child, Sam pens a letter to his brother telling him, "I very really miss you." And, in a sweet moment of fraternal love at the reunion, it turns out that Ben feels the very same way. Bright and simple watercolors and pencil illustrations set the right tone. Two notable double-page spreads, filled with the red-haired crew-cut-styled brothers with stick-out ears, are made of eight smaller panels showing the negatives and positives of having a brother. A tender just-right tale for a child who is missing a sibling. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.