The Mother Company introduces you to Miles: The middle child, you know the one that always seems to think they are forgotten? Not the oldest so they don’t receive all the glory of the “firsts” and not the baby, who is just “the baby”. Just the kid stuck in the middle, who can be lost at times.
Today is Scotty’s baseball game ( the older brother ), not just any game but the championship game. The entire family is so excited – well except poor Miles – he is so tired of celebrating all of his siblings achievements. Miles seems to feel like that no-one in the family cares about him. The Mother Company shows you that everyone in the family is important in their own special way.
Miles stays home with Grandpa instead of going to this big game. He decides he will find something that HE is good at and can win trophies for and can show his family just how special he is!
Miles discovers – with Grandpa’s help – that his special power and the “thing” that he is the best at – is being A Mighty Brothersaurus!!!!
I am an only child so I don’t truly understand the middle child syndrome. I do have two children and I know that my oldest has always made sure that she is what she should be for her little brother. My children have other brothers and sisters from their father, which makes them the middle child. I have watched them struggle them at times from being the middle child. I love this book and the lesson that it teaches you and your child. Regardless if you are the first child, last child or the middle child. YOU ( they ) are important and have a special spot in the family. Sometimes you just have to look inside yourself to find what your special spot is.