About the Book
Authors: Barbara Joosse & Anneke Lisberg
Illustrator: Jared Andrew Schorr
Genre: Children's Board Book
Number of Pages: 22
Publisher: Abram's Appleseed
Publication Date: April 1, 2017
Summary: BETTER TOGETHER is a sweet, informative ode to families, both animal and human. Each spread starts with a single animal, all alone. Then a gatefold opens to reveal that the single animal is actually one of many, working together to solve a problem, from hunger to safety, to feeling lonely. At the end, we see how human families come together in similar ways to care for their little ones. Careful readers will be delighted to see that every animal mentioned on the book is hidden somewhere in the last image. The very last spread offers interesting facts about the animals in the book, including the collective nouns for each. Jared Schorr's bright, lively cut-paper illustrations and an unexpected freshness round out a very satisfying package.
Included animals: zebras, bats, crows, meerkats, prairie dog, and rat pups.
Told in lively rhyme, Better Together entertains readers with amazing illustrations and fun fold out pages that reveal hidden scenes. Little ones will delight in discovering what each colorful page offers. The "Things to Know" section at the end of the book explains some of the different types of animal groups which will enhance learning and create discussion.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Authors & Illustrator
Through her writing, she aspires to find the things that are the same, and the things that are different, between us all.
Anneke Lisberg is a licensed zoologist. This is her first book for children.
Jared Andrew Schorr specializes in creating detailed work entirely from cut paper. His work has appeared in many publications, as well as in galleries and homes around the world.