This is another vintage little book. And vintage little books always get my attention.
This one is all about siblings.
Tom is in the middle.
His little brother John annoys him by following him everywhere and wanting to do whatever he does.
He copies and stands in the way of the swing.
And he flushes important pieces of games and sets down the toilet.
John has spunk!
So Tom left John in the dust and began to play with Mark. His older brother. Who is super cool.
Except he calls Tom "stupid."
Tom decides that brothers are not worth the bother.
And has some alone time.
However, alone time feels ever-so-much-more-so alone after dark.
And brothers are okay to eat bread and butter with.
Really, who else would you rather sleep in a blanket fort with than your brothers?
Brothers have redeeming features.
Berthe Amos (the authors) real life Mark, Tom and John.