I'm Gonna Miss My Brother by James Vincent
This is the third children's book written and illustrated by James C. Vincent in his Beginning Cycles of Life series about a young girl named Rita and her brother, who she calls “Bubby”. In this current installment, Rita experiences new emotions. Her brother goes with his paternal grandparents out of town for the weekend, and she stays with her maternal grandparents, while the parents take a short trip. Rita feels a deep sense of nostalgia and melancholy due to the realization that she loves her brother and thus misses his presence. The love a four-year-old girl feels towards her two-year-old brother is in contrast due to the difference in their ages and varying ways in which they each express themselves. This makes for an entertaining story full of sentiment and humor with a happy ending.