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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories


Starring the Vole Brothers

by (author) Roslyn Schwartz

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2014
Humorous Stories, Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2014
    List Price

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2


The Vole Brothers are back, funnier than ever!
In signature cinematic style, one half of the bickering, loveable duo finds himself at the mercy of a flying pigeon as it flap… flap… flaps by and then drops in, literally with a splat! You’ll want to keep your head covered as more and more splats start flying far and wide in this mischievous, universally funny story about keeping your eye on the sky… and on your up-to-no-good sibling.
Nearly wordless and told entirely through sight-gags and sound effects, this easy-to-read and simple little adventure will leave kids and parents with cheeks and stomachs sore from guffaws and chuckles at every single reading.

About the author

ROSLYN SCHWARTZ is the author of the internationally acclaimed Mole Sisters series. In addition to the ten titles in the Mole Sisters series, she has published two other picture books, three adult books, and released two animated films with the National Film Board. In 2003, Schwartz received the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. She lives in Montreal.

Roslyn Schwartz's profile page


  • Unknown, A Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book for Kids and Teens

Editorial Reviews


The Horn Book

"Simple and wonderful ... visual storytelling at its best."

Canadian Review of Materials

"Great for aspiring readers ... funny, quirky, and true – who hasn't ended up with some pigeon poo on their head!? The illustrations are delightful, cheerful, and appealing."

Education Library, The University of British Columbia

"Nearly wordless and told entirely through sight gags and sound effects, this easy-to-read little adventure will leave kids and parents giggling through every reading."

Canadian Children's Book Centre

"I read this book to a Grade 1 class and they were captivated...giggling throughout the story and making predictions about what would happen next."

Resource Links

"Recommended for fans of wordless or near-wordless stories and sweetly irreverent humor."

School Library Journal

"Even the most straight-laced will be hard-pressed not to laugh."

Kirkus Reviews

"Schwartz will certainly have your little ones giggling at what the brothers are up to and how they solve their dilemma."

Pawing Through Books blog

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