Tapir lives in the jungle.
Pig lives in the village.
But when they meet at the waterhole, they discover they are the same in so many ways.
They might even be brothers from a different mother!
From a master storyteller comes this heartfelt tale of friendship . . . and seeing past our differences.
Against the wishes of their fathers, two very different animals become firm friends. A universal and appealing story of friendship, richly illustrated. Highly recommended.
—Margaret Hamilton, Pinerolo
Brothers From A Different Mother is a fantastic contemporary text to explain to kids about diversity, differences and acceptance.
—The Never Ending Bookshelf
Phillip Gwynne’s Brothers from a Different Mother (Viking, $19.99), illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, is a timely book. A baby tapir and a baby pig, each an only child, meet at a waterhole and become so close they consider themselves “brothers from a different mother”. But this harmless union is frowned upon by father tapir and father pig. A pig and a tapir should not be together, they insist. Sometime, though, love cannot be beaten. The muddy, muddy ending to this book is gorgeous.
—The Australian, Stephen Romei
This children’s picture book is charming and entertaining, but with an underlying message that’s important for us all to think about. Does coming from a different background or having a different “look” mean we are fundamentally different? Are our differences insurmountable?
Crosby-Fairall's illustrations underscore the plot, and the solution is beautifully depicted by both author and illustrator.
—The Book Chook
Written by Phillip Gwynne for Penguin Random House Australia.
ISBN 978 0 670 07848 6