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. Read more...
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
- ISBN-13: 9781926818832
- ISBN-10: 1926818830
- Publisher: Owlkids
- Publish Date: August 2011
- Page Count: 28
- Reading Level: Ages 2-5
- Dimensions: 8.85 x 8.85 x 0.44 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-07-04
- Reviewer: Staff
The eponymous brothers (adapted from a monthly comic strip in Chirp magazine) are "ravenous rodents" who can't get their paws on a coveted slice of discarded pepperoni pizza. Thwarted by a fat cat (who almost makes them a dinner al fresco), a clever bird, and a small but intimidating army of ants, they're finally persuaded that wild strawberries make a perfectly respectable repast. Given her success with the Mole Sisters, it's not surprising that Schwartz would want to turn her talents to another gender (and species). But whereas the Mole Sisters possessed a rich inner life and a keen sense of observation, the Vole Brothers seem defined by their appetite and little else, resulting in a fairly plodding story. They're mildly mischievous, and even have a few endearing guy qualities (they exclaim "Woohoo!" and bump booties when they think the pizza is in their possession). But the brothers aren't notably funny, wily, or even hapless, so their antagonists (particularly the cat) register far more vividly. Ages 2–5. (Sept.)