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The Family Book Paperback – May 1, 2010
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PreSchool-Grade 2-As he did in The Mommy Book and The Daddy Book (both Little, Brown, 2002), Parr introduces children to an array of families. Whimsical illustrations featuring neon colors and figures outlined in black show big ones and small ones, and families that look alike and relatives who look just like their pets. The art features both human and animal figures; thus, pigs depict both a family that likes to be clean, and one that likes to be messy. Some families include stepmoms, stepdads, stepsisters, or stepbrothers; some adopt children. Other families have two moms or two dads, while some children have only one parent. Interspersed with the differences among families are the ways they are alike: all like to hug each other, are sad when they lose someone they love, enjoy celebrating special days together, and can help each other to be strong. This concept book celebrating the diversity of family groups is distinguished by its sense of fun.
Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
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From the Back Cover
There are lots of different ways to be a family. Your family is special no matter what kind it is. Love, Todd
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Church is a big part of our community, and at church she sees all kinds of families. Some families are "different colors," some of the kids are from single-parent homes, some families have two mommies, etc. The only kind of family I can think of that isn't mentioned in this book is our own- mom, dad, grandma & grandpa all under the same roof. Since she already loves Todd Parr, we figured this book would be a wonderful way to explain that some families are different from our own.
The illustrations are simple and colorful. She giggles at the visual humor of Todd Parr's illustrations, and loves to talk about the pictures. The book's repetitive text (Each page begins with "some families", i.e. Some families are ___, Some families have ___, Some families like ___, etc) is great for word recognition & early literacy. We have no doubts this book will become part of her daily reading routine!