Families, Families, Families!
Families, Families, Families!
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Families, Families, Families!

Written by Suzanne Lang
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3 - 7
Reading age
32
Page count
480L
Lexile measure
Mar 24, 2015
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No matter your size, shape, or pedigree–if you love each other, you are a family! Moms, dads, sisters, brothers – and even Great Aunt Sue – appear in dozens of combinations, demonstrating all kinds of nontraditional families! Silly animals are cleverly depicted in framed portraits, and offer a warm celebration of family love. From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1–Imagine a house with many rooms, whose walls each have a different color or wallpaper, accenting a family portrait hanging there. On a rustic wooden wall hangs the first portrait–a large family of ducks posing beside a still pond. The next spread shows three pandas in pink vests, much like the pink oriental wallpaper behind them. Each portrait features a gently rhyming line: Some children live with their grandparents…/and some live with an aunt./Some children have many pets…/and some just have a plant. All of these appealing images demonstrate different ways of being a family. Some children live with their father./ Some children have two mothers./Some children are adopted./Some have stepsisters and–brothers. The cartoon-style critters contrast pleasantly with more realistic elements–a bamboo plant, a slender ceramic dog, a fat ceramic cat. Families of hippos, tigers, lions, ostriches, and whales join the other family groups in the final spread. The loud-and-clear message is that if you love each other, then you are a family. And imagine the many children who will be reassured because they have found a portrait of a family they will recognize as their own. A solid choice for most libraries.–Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780553499384
    Publication Date
    March 24, 2015
    Publisher
    Random House Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    32
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    3 - 7 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2014011623
    Lexile® Level
    480L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~M
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~3.2

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