Sam Vole and His Brothers

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Little Sam Vole dreams of voling in the meadow by himself, but his brothers always seem to follow him, and when he finally gets a free moment, he realizes that voling alone is not all it is cracked up to be.

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Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth have worked together on a number of picture books: Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? (Winner of the 1988 Smarties Book Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal); Let's Go Home, Little Bear; You and Me, Little Bear; Well Done, Little Bear; The Park in the Dark (Winner of the 1989 Kurt Maschler Award); We Love The; and Tom Rabbit. Martin Waddell won the Smarties Book Prize a second time for Farmer Duck and Barbara Firth was shortlisted for the same award for A Song for Little Toad.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-- Many picture books focus on the problem of older children who must put up with tagalong younger siblings. This one tells of a young fieldmouse who would like to do things without older brothers hovering about, doing everything better than he does and diminishing his sense of accomplishment. Early one morning he slips out to the meadow alone and has a terrific time. But, little by little, he begins to miss them. Sharp-eyed youngsters will spot them lingering nearby in the foliage. They have a joyous reunion and take home a rich bounty of nuts and fruits and a special feather for their mother. Waddell's story pleasantly presents the subtle shades of emotions among siblings. Firth's softly muted watercolors spill across the pages, presenting a closeup look at a rustic world of verdant fields and forest. She also brings the characters to life with well-done facial expressions. A nice addition to collections of stories about families. --Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Library
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