The Toy Brother

Written by William Steig


What is a kindhearted little brother to do when his, Mr. Know-it-all mean older brother shrinks himself? Look after him, or leave him to find his own way? When Charles has the opportunity to be BIG brother to a smaller version of Yorick, he does not disappoint. The illustrations, language, and message give children a glimpse into the past. A fun read with many messages and opportunities for discussions.

Review by Dana Valencia, Oakridge Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

The Toy Brother
Written and Illustrated by William Steig
Farrar Straus Giroux
32 pages
Release Date: May 3, 2016 (Originally 1996)
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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