Twins Mac & Madi's Big Sister

Children - Picture Book
34 Pages
Reviewed on 04/25/2024
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Author Biography

Linda is a children’s author, proud Rhode Islander, and identical twin who loves to craft heartwarming tales about the magic bond between siblings. With first-hand experience of the joys and struggles of being an identical twin, Linda was inspired to write a series of fun children’s stories to help kids embrace their differences and cherish their special relationship with their sister or brother.

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Reviewed by Courtnee Turner Hoyle for Readers' Favorite

Twins Mac & Madi's Big Sister is a children's picture book in a series by Linda Herron. Molly's twin sisters, Mac and Madi, seem to get everyone's admiration while Molly fades into the background. She notices their unique bond and the way strangers are drawn to them. Even though she loves her sisters, Molly is discouraged and wishes people would see her special qualities, too. After she takes her sisters to the park, Molly's conflicting emotions cause her to run to her room. Her family arrives at her bedroom door with a plate of cookies and encouraging words. They list things Molly doesn't have to share, and the twins explain the downside of their popularity.

Linda Herron relates the challenges of living with siblings who seem to get all the attention in an authentic voice. The author writes the feelings of the characters as someone who has experienced them firsthand. Whether you have a popular family member or a friend who always seems to get attention, almost everyone has felt invisible at some point. The story shares a good lesson, pointing out the advantages focused on Molly without diminishing the importance of anyone in the family. Herron wrote the book to honor her older sister, who happily allowed her twin siblings to take the spotlight. Marie Delon creates colorful pictures, complementing the lines and lovely meter in the book. Caregivers or educators should consider sharing Twins Mac & Madi's Big Sister with children who feel disheartened when a friend or family member consistently receives excessive praise or admiration.

Pikasho Deka

Twins Mac & Madi's Big Sister is a children's picture book by Linda Herron. This rhyming tale follows a young girl named Molly who has younger identical twin sisters -- Mac and Madi. Sometimes, Molly feels lonely because she doesn't have a twin. Additionally, Mac and Madi draw attention wherever they go. When the siblings go to school, people stare at them in curiosity, and they also have a knack for making friends as they are popular among their schoolmates. For these reasons, Molly feels she isn't as loved as her younger sisters. But this isn't true. When she reveals her worries to her parents, they assure her they love her as much as the twins, who also admire and care for their big sister.

Twins Mac & Madi's Big Sister is a heartfelt tale highlighting different sibling dynamics and strong bonds of a loving and close-knit family. Linda Herron draws from her own experiences as a twin with a big sister to tell a heartwarming story that will resonate with readers of all ages, particularly the ones with siblings of their own. Using a rhyming narrative featuring lively illustrations, the author offers a captivating story that focuses on various facets of sibling relationships. Molly is an adorable protagonist, someone you can relate to, especially if you are the eldest child. Illustrator Marie Delon's colorful artwork enriches the story, adding to the characters' personalities with expressions that leave an impression. This picture book is bound to make you smile, and I can't recommend it highly enough for parents to introduce it to their children.

Luwi Nyakansaila

Twins Mac and Madi's Big Sister is a children's picture book written by Linda Herron with illustrations by Marie Delon. The story revolves around Molly, a cute girl who has adorable identical twin sisters, Mac and Madi. Even though she loves her little sisters dearly, sometimes Molly feels lonely. She often feels overshadowed by them and ignored in their presence. Molly starts to feel invisible and believes that no one cares about her. One night, when she can no longer bear this feeling, Molly becomes grumpy and lashes out at the dinner table. Her family then talks to Molly and reminds her of her uniqueness and individuality, and what makes her special.

Twins Mac and Madi's Big Sister is an engaging and heartwarming children's book that explores the complexities of family life, sibling dynamics, and individuality. It encourages children to accept and celebrate each other's differences and appreciate the qualities that make them unique. Linda Herron beautifully conveys these themes in a way that is relatable and understandable for children. The characters are well-developed and interesting, and the colorful illustrations vividly depict the characters' emotions. This makes the story relatable for young readers while also providing valuable insights for parents on how to foster strong sibling relationships and individual identity within a family. This book is an excellent tool for starting meaningful conversations within families and reinforcing the importance of unconditional love and acceptance. I highly recommend parents and caregivers share this book with their children and students to help them understand and embrace diversity.