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Families Belong

Written by Dan Saks & illustrated by Brooke Smart
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Goodreads Rating - 3.7 / 5.0
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What's Families Belong About

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A rhyming, light-hearted celebration of families being - and belonging - together.

Families belong
Together like a puzzle
Different-sized people
One big snuggle

This deliciously warm board book is an appreciation of the unconditional love and comfort shared within a family. Through a handful of specific yet universal scenarios, from singing songs together to sharing food together, from dancing together to lying still together, this book invites the youngest readers to celebrate what it means for a family to be truly together.

What Kind of Book is Families Belong

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

LGBTQ: This book features a family with two mothers.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
4.5 / 7.0
The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.75 / 7.0

Diverse families (including one that looks LGBTQ) take center stage. The celebration of finding joy in doing ordinary things together is really sweet, and the cadence felt rhythmic . . . but didn’t rhyme, which threw me off, but still felt nice.

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Who Wrote Families Belong

Dan Saks

Dan Saks is a musician and music educator specializing in early childhood education. He has lived and taught in New York City, Mexico City, and Switzerland and has traveled the world as a performing musician. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, New York, where he produces <i>Noodle Loaf</i>, a popular music education podcast for kids. A Top 10 Apple Podcast in Music Education for Kids and a 2018 Discover Pods Nominee for Best Kids & Family Podcast, <i>Noodle Loaf</i> brings families together to learn music fundamentals through play, laughter, and lots of fun.

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Who Illustrated Families Belong

Brooke Smart

Brooke Smart is an illustrator based in Sandy, Utah, where she spends her days gathering ideas for stories and her nights telling those stories with her pen and paintbrush, inspired by her daughter, the wildest and most creative three-year-old in the world. She earned a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University in 2007.

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Book Details

Publication Date:
September 1, 2020
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