Sisters & Brothers

Sisters & Brothers

Sibling Relationships in the Animal World

By Steve Jenkins; Robin Page

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780618375967, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 2008


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
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, and their children.

Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.

Praise For Sisters & Brothers

"[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

Horn Book

"...intriguing 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