Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World Paperback – Mar 1 2012
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"...splendid contribution, another winner from an accomplished team." Kirkus, starred review, 04/01/08 Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"... fascinating animal facts...the new focus allows deeper explorations of the growth and development stages." Horn Book, May/June 08
"...intriguing lore...in gorgeous cut-and-torn-paper collages." NYTBR May 11, 2008 The New York Times Book Review
"Readers will love sharing this...The sibling focus is a way to include a wealth of fascinating science." Book Links, ALA
Realistic . . . collages form a visual lure . . . eye-catching, and with an interesting approach to the animal world.” July 2008 School Library Journal, Starred
"With nifty torn-paper illustrations, this nonfiction book highlights all sorts of interesting sibling relationships." The Seattle Times
About the Author
Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.
Top Customer Reviews
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The book features 19 different species of animals from elephants and beavers to European shrews and giant anteaters. Splendid cut-and-torn paper collage illustrations compliment each paragraph of intriguing information, and a fun caption accompanies each illustration. I especially love the caption by the black widow spider's egg sac: "I'm having my family for dinner..." Eeeeek!
It's a challenge to write engaging nonfiction for young children, and Jenkins and Page have definitely risen to the challenge and created a book that children of all ages will enjoy. Even very young children who may not understand the text will be fascinated by the illustrations. I highly recommend this for any child who loves animals.
Besides describing the way these animals interact with each other, other information is also provided such as their habitats, what they eat, their reproduction, etc. The animals featured in this book are African elephants, Gould's long-eared bats, Nine-banded armadillos, New Mexico whiptail lizards, naked mole rats, termites, grizzly bears, spotted hyenas, black widow spiders, cheetahs, peregrine falcons, wild turkeys, beavers, Nile crocodiles, European shrews, great crested grebe, cichlids, Asian koels, and the Giant anteater. An engaging, informative, and fun read!