Did you know that when an elephant wanders away from its herd, putting itself in danger of encounters with lions, it is a protective big sister who usually guides the elephant back to safety? Or that wild turkey brothers stay together for life, and even help attract mates and chase off rival males for each other? These revelations, along with more stories about sibling relationships—from Nile crocodiles to black widow spiders—make the new book Sisters & Brothers both informative and fun. Which animal species is most like your family? The Naked Mole Rats who lay down in tunnels for others to walk on depending upon age status, or the beavers who work together with their siblings to gather bark to feed on during winter? Filled with science, animal facts, and great illustrations, this book is a fun exploration for the whole family.
The award-winning team of What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? and Move! once again create a nonfiction picture book that is amazingly beautiful, fun, and filled with all sorts of interesting facts. Here, Steve Jenkins and Robin Page investigate sibling relationships throughout the animal kingdom. In this book you will learn that anteaters are always only children and nine-banded armadillos are always born as identical quadruplets. You will also learn that falcons play-hunt in the sky and that hyena cubs fight to the death. This is the perfect book for animal lovers young and old!
About the Author
Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. She has worked on numerous bestselling and award winning titles, including Caldecott Honoree What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?. 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. www.stevejenkinsbooks.com
"[P]acked with amazing biology...Depicted in crisp, gorgeous, cut-and-torn paper collages..." Booklist, starred 03/01/08 Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
"...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