Book Review: The Vole Brothers by Roslyn Schwartz

From the creator of the beloved Mole Sisters 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!

The Vole Brothers is a zany book my daughter and I enjoyed. I’ve not read the author’s other series The Mole Sisters but will look for them the next time we are at the library.

The book summary has way more text than the actual book.  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.

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Source: From Publisher for Review

The Vole Brothers by Roslyn Schwartz was released by Owl Kids on August 30, 2011.