Judy Blume is one of the most popular authors of children's books. Her writings have won a large number of awards, many of which were selected and voted on by children. Blume is known for her honest and frank dealings with subjects important to emerging adolescents such as teenage sexuality, including masturbation and menstruation. Her presentation of these topics has also made her one of the most frequently censored authors for young people. In 1981, her desire to give young people the right to information access led to the creation of the Kids Fund, which gives grants to non-profit organizations that serve young people. She was given the Carl Sandburg Freedom to Read Award in 1984 and the American Civil Liberties Union Award in 1986. She also received the 1995 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults--special mention was made of her book FOREVER.
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Sibling rivalry is explored from the perspectives of both the younger brother and his older sister. The sister says her brother is a pain who is spoiled by their parents. The brother says that his older sister thinks she is "the great one," who shows off that she has more privileges than him. Both conclude their stories by saying they think the parents love the other more than they love them. Color illustrations accompany the text.
My brother's a pain. He won't get out of bed in the morning. Mom has to carry him into the kitchen. He opens his eyes when he smells his corn flakes.
A six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best-loved in the family.
Sibling rivalry is explored from the perspectives of both the younger brother and his older sister in this picture book from Judy Blume. The sister says her brother is a nuisance ("The Pain") who is spoiled by their parents. At the same time, the Pain is certain his older sister thinks she is "The Great One," who shows off the fact that she has more privileges than he does. Despite their disagreements, the two actually enjoy each other's company. Color illustrations accompany the text.