Wonderful emergent reader. I love everything about this title. We need more like this!
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. (Karen Rallis)
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. (Theo Heras)
...illustrations are delightful, displaying a pitch-perfect sense of comedic timing.
...expressive and full of humor. A fun introduction to graphic storytelling.
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.
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.
...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. (Dierdre Baker)
...fresh and unique...Above all, Schwartz has created a book that is just so much fun!
Perfect for preschool age kids and beginning readers.
...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.
The expressive sounds and dialogue...would make this a fun read-aloud. (Tanya Boudreau)