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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.
About the Author
Barbara M. Joosse has written for children for more than 30 years. 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.