Schwartz, Roslyn. The Vole Brothers. Owlkids, 2011. – 32p. ISBN 978-1-926818-83-2 $16.95
Roslyn Schwartz debuts her newest, loveable twosome, The Vole Brothers. They are a fun follow-up to the sweet Mole Sisters.
The Vole Brothers is the tale of two adorable rodents who have recently moved from the country to the suburbs. It’s not long before they are “Wanted” for chomping all the plants in their new neighbourhood! Can they help it if they’re always ravenous?
Always on the lookout for a tasty morsel, it’s the smell of pepperoni that sends them on their next adventure. Who will win out and get to enjoy the delicious slice of pizza-the sly cat, a greedy crow or an army of ants? Enjoy this mischievous pair as they plan their strategy, complete with typical sibling fighting!
The Vole Brothers simplicity is what makes it so engaging for the emergent reader. Easy to follow text, lots of familiar repetition, fun onomatopoeia and abundant smile producing illustrations make this picture book a hit with young children and their parents. In just 32 pages, Roslyn Schwartz has captivated her readers once again!
Gr. Level: Preschool-Gr.1
Date: January 26, 2012
Reviewer: K. Schweitzer
Position: Retired Teacher, School District #61