From the creator of the beloved Mole Sisters series comes an irresistible tale about two ravenous rodents, wanted for snacking on too many strawberries, daisies, tulips, and other vegetation. And after these rodents chomp and chew all the plants they can find around their home — a drainpipe in an urban alley — they’re still hungry! So hungry, in fact, they could even eat a cat! Using an imaginative paper bag disguise and a natural talent for tunneling, this mischievous pair sets off in pursuit of a feline-sized feast — and finds a slice of pepperoni pizza. But the vagrant voles are left empty-handed — and empty-tummied — when a greedy crow and an army of ants invade their picnic. Chock full of silly antics and suspense, young children will root for these insatiable characters as they continue on their quest for food. And readers will celebrate along with them when the Vole Brothers’ perseverance pays off when they are tossed into a garden full of luscious strawberries — a very happy ending if you’re a hungry vole!
There's no mistaking that mischief is afoot in this rollicking story by Roslyn Schwartz...With each page-turn the story grows incrementally until the satisfying, tummy-filling ending...a lively story, just right for children 2½ and up.
Roslyn Schwartz's new book The Vole Brothers is certain to entertain, engage and delight young children and their adult reading partners. The adventures of the Vole Brothers provide many opportunities for readers of all ages to laugh, learn and share similar experiences. It is a simple story with many levels of understanding and engagement and will become a favourite in homes, schools and early learning settings across the country.
...expressive and full of humor. A fun introduction to graphic storytelling.
There are just a few words on each page making it a great read for preschool aged children. Expressive illustrations bring the story to life.
This simple tale is a buffet of pleasures and will bounce off the page and into the hearts of young readers, especially if read aloud in a one-on-one setting.
Wonderful emergent reader. I love everything about this title. We need more like this!
...illustrations are delightful, displaying a pitch-perfect sense of comedic timing.
Schwartz displays a sense of humour that is perfectly in tune with what will amuse a preschooler while reserving some entertainment for the adult sharing the book...the language is well-suited to the events of the story and the facial expressions of the hungry voles, while the rich variety of action words describing various creatures chowing down will delight any reader.
...fresh and unique...Above all, Schwartz has created a book that is just so much fun!
The expressive sounds and dialogue...would make this a fun read-aloud.
...simple but humorous text and charming illustrations to create another pair of sibling heroes with an altogether engaging and equally single-minded villain...It's a classic cat-and-mouse story that is sure to please preschool fans of the chase.
...cleverly written, with elements of humor, surprise, and shock. The illustrations give readers another set of characters to love, with lots of action and excitement to boot.
...an engaging story...perfect for preschool age kids and beginning readers.
Nutty, clever and bursting with character.
Perfect for preschool age kids and beginning readers.
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