Better Together : A Book of Family
A Book of Family
Barbara Joosse and Anneke Lisberg
In Better Together, each spread starts with a single animal, all alone. Then a gatefold opens to reveal that the single animal is actually one of many animals working together to comfort, feed, and protect one another. 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 in the book is hidden somewhere in the last image. The final spread offers interesting facts about the animals in the book, including the collective nouns for each. Jared Andrew Schorr's bright, lively cut-paper illustrations and an unexpected freshness round out a very satisfying package.
Barbara M. Joosse has been writing for children for over thirty years. She has published thirty-eight books for children, both picture books and chapter books, including the modern classic Mama Do You Love Me. Through her writing, she aspires to find the things that are the same, and the things that are different, between us all. She has toured worldwide to promote her books, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages. Her daughter and co-author, Annke Lisberg is a licensed zoologist.