What You Need to Know:
• All Kinds of Families is a book about what makes a family, and the message/metaphor is that families come in all shapes and sizes.
• It’s a beautiful book about acceptance and relationships.
• It would make a nice read-aloud for a classroom community and a family to read together.
• The illustrations are charming and appealing, just beautifully done by French artist, Marc Boutavant.
• The text is in rhyme and very lyrical.
Sweet Book Summary:
All Kinds of Families is a beautiful, rhythmic book that celebrates what makes a family. The answer this book gives is, anything goes. “Bottle caps, gingersnaps, buttons, or rings you can make families from all sorts of things!” It is a wonderful message of acceptance and being a part of something larger. It also talks to the young reader about what came before them and what will come after them, thus helping them find their place in their world.
Author: Mary Ann Hoberman Illustrator: Marc Boutavant Published: 2009, 40 pages
Themes: Rhyming Language, Exquisite Illustrations, Excellent Read-Aloud, Humor, Self-Awareness/Discovery, Family Life
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