Oh Brother!

by Sharon Villapiano & Illustrated by John Gowdy and Laura Cimador Gowdy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/21/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781665707374
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781665707398
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781665707381

About the Book

A new baby is on the way and this little girl, who was used to being the only child with all the attention, worries what will happen to life as she knows it. While her parents seem glad, she feels kind of sad and says to herself, “What will this do to me and our family of just us three?”
At first, when her brother Cameron is born, she doesn’t want him to stay and keeps asking when he will go away. She wasn’t ready to share her toys or her parents. Over time, she realizes that having a brother gives her a new best friend, that with two kids fun is never done and that a bigger family is better than the original three.
The third book in a new series by Sharon Villapiano, Oh Brother! is written in the same funny Dr. Seuss inspired rhyme pattern with engaging illustrations and a storyline boys and girls can relate to. Realizing that change is hard, this book will help prepare children for the arrival of a new sibling and show them why having a brother or sister is going to be a good thing.

About the Author

Sharon Villapiano is an award-winning writer, children’s book author, teacher and marketing director at Seashore Day Camp. She also is on the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Board of Judges, a presenter at Columbia University’s Spring Journalism Conference and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives with her husband John and mini schnauzer Mick at the Jersey Shore.

John Gowdy is an international sand sculpting champion, who holds sand sculpting titles from every corner of the globe. A few of his most significant accomplishments have been a commission for Pope Francesco at the Vatican and The White House Commission of Remembrance on Normandy Beach. He enjoys teaching the art of sand sculpture to both children and adults. In addition, he is the creator of a performance painting show entitled Flying Colors. John is a retired captain of the Atlantic City, NJ Fire Department and an artist, specializing in marble, sand and mixed media. For more information, visit www.johngowdy.com or YouTube “The John Gowdy Team.”

Laura Cimador Gowdy is an illustrator, teacher and award-winning sand sculptor. She competes as a team with her husband John Gowdy. They took first in the televised show Sand Wars and co-organized the World Cup of Sand Sculpting in Atlantic City. A native of Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, she arranged the commissioned piece for Pope Francesco, which was a replica of the church where he received his calling. Laura took painting instruction from the famous Italian artist Angelo Gatto, who taught her techniques that bring text to life through oil paint and watercolors.