About the book:
This is the tale of the mighty Brobarians. Two warriors, once at peace…now at odds.
Iggy the Brobarian has taken over the land. Can Otto the Big Brobarian win it back? Or maybe, with a little help, the two brothers can find peace again…
This is an epic—and adorable—story of sibling rivalry and resolution.
My thoughts about the book:
I first fell in love with Lindsay Ward's books and technique with WHEN BLUE MET EGG.
I heard her speak at Vroman's Bookstore where she described how she created the illustrations. I always thought drawing was difficult enough but to hear Lindsay describe how she had to cut out the images used in the book was both fascinating and awe-inspiring.
Upon learning that Ward had a new book out, I had to read it. Next to WHEN BLUE MET EGG, this maybe one of my other favorites of her books.
I enjoy when authors do baby comparison books. Marla Frazee's Boss Baby is another example of a baby comparison book that knocks it out of the park. Comparing two young brothers to barbarians is an apt comparison. Though I had never thought to make the comparison until now, it is easy to see how it could be done and Ward lays it out so well with each colorful spread in the book.
Iggy and Otto each have their own domains to rule over but of course, there would be no fun without some conflict and when Otto, the Big Brobarian, manages to claim hold on Iggy's favorite possession the battle begins. Of course, as with any brotherly conflict, part of the fun is in the resolution.
Though I have read the book several times, I still cannot decide which is my favorite part. However, I do like when Mamabarian appears on the scene. Brobarians is a humorous, entertaining book that will make a wonderful read aloud. Pick up a copy at a local bookstore or community library.
About the author:
Lindsay Ward would never have written this book if she hadn't stayed up late one night watching Conan the Barbarian. She finds the idea of baby barbarians to be very funny . . . and hopes you do too. Lindsay's recent books include Rosco vs. the Baby and The Importance of Being 3. Most days you can find her writing and sketching at home in Ohio with her family. Learn more about her a at www.lindsaymward.com or on Twitter: @lindsaymward.
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One lucky participant will win a copy of the Brobarians. Must be 13 years old or older and have a US mailing address to enter.