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Brothers from a Different Mother

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About the Story

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!

Tapir and Pig both love to play, chase butterflies, look for yummy things to eat and wallow in the mud together... so why would their parents say they can't see each other any more?  

From master storyteller, Phillip Gwynne, comes this heartfelt story of friendship. Inspired by a trip to the zoo and a new child arriving at his daughter's school, this is an important story that emphasises how children focus more on similarities than differences, and teaches that we should never be afraid of outward appearances that are different to our own.

Read by author Phillip Gwynne himself, and with gorgeous illustrations by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Brothers from a Different Mother is a story that should be watched by all.


*captions available.
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge K-2 list.


Story Details



Animal Stories, Cultural Diversity, Emotions, Environment, Family Life, Friendship, NSW PRC, Siblings

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs)



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