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Children's Fiction Siblings

Slow Moe

by (author) Deborah Kerbel

illustrated by Marianne Ferrer

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Category
Siblings, Imagination & Play, Humorous Stories
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459823549
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459823525
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459827912
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5

Description

Life moves oh-so-slow when your little brother is a snail. It takes forever to do anything! Really, it’s enough to test the patience of even the most understanding big sister. But is Moe just slow or is there something else going on? With charming illustrations by Marianne Ferrer, award-winning author Deborah Kerbel has written a delightful story about love, support and the struggle for tolerance within the often tumultuous sibling relationship.

About the authors

Deborah Kerbel is the author of several picture books, including Before You Were Born, When Molly Drew Dogs, and the award-winning Sun Dog, as well as novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Born in London, England, she moved to Canada at the age of two and went on to attend the University of Western Ontario. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association YA Book of the Year, and the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award. Deborah lives in Thornhill, Ontario, with her husband, two book-loving children, and a schnoodle named Alfredo.

 

Deborah Kerbel's profile page

Originaire du Venezuela, Marianne Ferrer a immigré au Canada en 1998. Après avoir étudié l’illustration et le design au cégep Dawson à Montréal, elle a poursuivi ses études en design graphique à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, où elle habite toujours. Marianne a illustré de nombreux ouvrages, notamment Toucania (Monsieur Ed), Mel and Mo's Marvelous Balancing Act (Annick Press) et The Invisible Garden (Orca)Son style est empreint de charme, de délicatesse et de profondeur.

 

Marianne Ferrer's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

“This book is a great book for anyone who has a sibling or has to deal with a different personality. It would be a fun tale to have in an elementary school or home library.”

Must Read Literature

“A sweet harangue...filled with wonderful details…Reminds readers that we are different people depending upon whom we are with and that familial relationships are complex and simple at the same time.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Illustrations add an impressive level of visual appeal for readers who want to read stories about kids like themselves.”

Sal's Fiction Addiction

“Both validates the individuality of difference and the role of others in appreciating this difference and in practicing empathy. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Other titles by Deborah Kerbel

Other titles by Marianne Ferrer