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.

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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!

Reviews

...expressive and full of humor. A fun introduction to graphic storytelling.

- School Library Journal

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.

- CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

...illustrations are delightful, displaying a pitch-perfect sense of comedic timing.

- Kirkus Reviews

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.

- I am a Reader, Not a Writer Blog

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

Wonderful emergent reader. I love everything about this title. We need more like this!

- Marla Conn, Reading/Literary Specialist and Educational Consultant

...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.

- Sal's Fiction Addiction blog

Perfect for preschool age kids and beginning readers.

- Mundie Kids blog

Nutty, clever and bursting with character.

- Dierdre Baker

The expressive sounds and dialogue. ..would make this a fun read-aloud.

- Tanya Boudreau

...fresh and unique. ..Above all, Schwartz has created a book that is just so much fun!

- Canadian Children's Book News

...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.

- Books for Kids blog

...an engaging story. ..perfect for preschool age kids and beginning readers.

- Mundie Kids blog

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.

- Quill & Quire

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