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The Great Big Book of Families Paperback – International Edition, March 5, 2015
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"This clever book is taking a truly 21st Century look at family life… In spite of managing to reflect the reality of life for all families, the book refrains from making value judgements. No family is depicted as better or worse than any other – just different."
'Useful, funny and truthful'
Â 'A wonderfully entertaining celebration of the huge diversity found within contemporary families.'
'Itâ??s a book packed with detail, humour and interest, reminding us that there is no such thing as â??normalâ?? or â??abnormalâ?? â?? we are all equal. ..In terms of diversity in its widest sense, books simply donâ??t get much more inclusive than this.'
"This clever book is taking a truly 21st Century look at family lifeâ?¿ In spite of managing to reflect the reality of life for all families, the book refrains from making value judgements. No family is depicted as better or worse than any other â?? just different."
'Useful, funny and truthful'
'It’s a book packed with detail, humour and interest, reminding us that there is no such thing as ‘normal’ or ‘abnormal’ – we are all equal. ..In terms of diversity in its widest sense, books simply don’t get much more inclusive than this.'
About the Author
MARY HOFFMAN is the internationally acclaimed author of over 100 books for children, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction. Her first picture book for Frances Lincoln, Amazing Grace, has become a classic which, with its sequels in the series, has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Mary’s other picture books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home with Karin Littlewood and An Angel Just Like Me with Cornelius van Wright, as well as the hugely successful The Great Big Book of Families, The Great Big Book of Feelings, and Welcome to the Family, all with Ros Asquith. Their next title together will be The Great Big Body Book. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire. For more information about her books visit her website: www.maryhoffman.co.uk
ROS ASQUITH has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 70 books for young people, including the bestseller The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, the Teenage Worrier series, Letters from an Alien Schoolboy-which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize- and her debut picture story book It’s Not Fairy. Ros lives in north London with her husband and two sons. For more information about Ros, visit her website: www.rosasquith.co.uk
- Grade Level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 8.3 ounces
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1847805874
- ISBN-10 : 1847805876
- Product Dimensions : 10.25 x 0.5 x 13.25 inches
- Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books (March 5, 2015)
- Reading level : 4 - 8 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,296,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Just my 2 cents!
I try to raise my daughter to be as understanding and accepting as possible, and I'm very proud that she rarely bats an eye when she comes across new "differences" in people or families. This book really helps children understand that everyone and every family is unique, but that everyone and every family is also made just the way they are supposed to be. No matter how often we read it, she is always completely engaged with the great illustrations, and it always opens her up to a new conversation of understanding which is perfectly at her level at that point in time. I wish this could be in every classroom and every family library.
So many children consider whatever their family may be to be "normal", which leads them to question other families who aren't in their identical situation. Even if your family is more traditional, consider how this could impact your own child's view of diversity when they grow into the world. How it could impact their interactions with other children who do not come from traditional families. Unfortunately, many children who come from non-traditional families are faced with the same questions from their peers on such a frequent basis, that shame or defensiveness may form for things that they should not be ashamed about, such as being an only child or for coming to school wearing some type of traditional clothing. This book is a great tool to foster the development of well-rounded and understanding little humans, I highly recommend it for all.
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PLEASE NOTE; THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STATES THIS BOOK TALKS ABOUT MIXED RACE FAMILIES, DISABILITIES IN FAMILIES AND HAVING A PARENT IN PRISON. IT DOESN'T CONTAIN THIS INFORMATION. THE UPDATED EDITION DOESN'T CONTAIN THIS INFORMATION EITHER.
Very inclusive as included most types of families in today’s day and age.
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