This beautifully written and illustrated book about childhood jealousy and sibling rivalry will strike a chord with any parent with more than one child.... This story provides many opportunities for discussion, giving children a chance to develop important skills, such as cooperating and being able to see another person's point of view. --Child Care
Light-hearted and charming, the story provides food for thought about childhood jealously and sibling rivalry, making it an ideal book for discussion with younger readers. Overall, a recommended read for anyone looking to explore the importance of sharing. --Writeaway
About the Author
Belinda Hollyer was born in New Zealand. She has lived in the Lebanon and Australia, and frequently visits the USA, but now lives mostly in London. She has spent much of her adult life enjoying some combination of children and books - as a teacher, a teacher-librarian and a book publisher - and now writes fulltime (mostly for children). Recent titles include VOTES FOR WOMEN (non-fiction, Scholastic), and SHE'S ALL THAT! (poetry anthology, Kingfisher) which has been selected by Child Education & Junior Education as one of the "Best Books of the Year" and by the American Library Association as a "Children's Notable Book". Her first novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT JOSIE GREEN (Orchard), was published in 2006, as was YOU'RE THE BEST (story anthology, Kingfisher). Orchard published RIVER SONG in June 2007, and SECRETS, LIES AND MY SISTER KATE in July 2007. Emma Damon trained at Manchester Art School, where she gained a first class honours degree, followed by an MA. Emma's interests iinclude fashion and textiles. She has worked for museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, and the V&A in London. She now lives near Melbourne, Australia.