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Nearly Exactly Almost Like Me

Illustrated by Pearl AuYeung
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About The Book

A loyal big brother makes a case for why his adopted little brother is just like him when a pesky kid on the playground questions their physical differences in this charming picture book.

When they hear the singsong tune of an ice cream truck, two brothers race to get in line! Big brother beats little brother and holds their spot. But when little brother catches up, another kid challenges him joining his brother in line: no cutting! Everyone knows that cutting doesn’t count when you’re siblings, but the kid doesn’t believe they can be brothers when they don’t look anything alike.

The brothers may not be biologically related, but they’re still brothers, and they have so much else in common! They both like candy way too much, love swimming but hate baths, and know their parents love them. Big brother knows that differences on the surface don’t matter when in his heart, his little brother is just like him.

About The Author

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Jennifer Bradbury is the author of the middle grade novel River Runs Deep and of several critically acclaimed young adult novels, including, Take, A Moment ComesWrapped, and her debut, Shift—which Kirkus Reviews called “fresh, absorbing, compelling” in a starred review. Shift was picked as an ALA and a School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults and is also on numerous state reading lists. She is also a rock climber and teacher in Burlington, Washington, where she lives with her family.

About The Illustrator

Pearl AuYeung is the illustrator of Nearly Almost Exactly Like Me by Jennifer Bradbury and the author-illustrator of The Best Kind of Mooncake which received the Irma Black Silver Medal. She also loves pickles and designing toys. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Shanghai, she now lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (February 11, 2025)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481417679
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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