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Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne…

Families, Families, Families!

by Suzanne Lang

Other authors: Max Lang (Illustrator)

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A host of animals portrays all kinds of not-traditional families
  CECC9 | Feb 1, 2018 |
This books is about all the different families a person can have. However instead of using people, it tells its story by use of different animals with peculiar expressions inside of wacky picture frames. Each page showcases a different family and how they are different from the previous one. The purpose of this book is to teach children in a fun way about accepting other family backgrounds and how it may not be so similar to your own. It also teaches children that family is not always hereditary and can sometimes just be people that you love and care about. I think that the messages of this story was very clear and overall I felt that it was a very child-friendly and interesting read. ( )
  JadaHalsey | Feb 16, 2017 |
This book uses animals to show the different types of families that exist in today's society. I liked this book for two reasons. First, the illustrations enhanced the story. All of the family photos were framed in different ways. This shows that families not only consist of different people, but different cultures/traditions as well. For instance, the octopus family picture was framed with shells. Second, the book pushes the reader to think about tough issues and broadens perspectives. People often think that there is a "normal" family when this is not the case. The book shows the reader that as long as there is love, there is a family. In other words, the overall message is that if you love each other, then you are a family. ( )
  hollyjones | Dec 11, 2016 |
I loved this book. I loved how the author used animals to show the many ways you can make a family and how each family is different. I love the moral of the story is if you love each other, then you are a family. It is a cute book with a great lesson and I would definitely share this with my students. ( )
  knbenson6584 | Sep 29, 2016 |
Summary: "A host of animals portrays all kinds of non-traditional families. Tone: humor, amusing, warm, feel good. "If you love each other, then you are a family." Illustrations: photographs, portrait, cartoony, mixed media, bright, bold, large, full page, realistic elements. Ages: PS - G 2. Emotional level: mild, humor. Read alike: The Family Book by Todd Parr.
  Erika.D | Feb 4, 2016 |
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A host of silly animals in dozens of combinations demonstrate all kinds of nontraditional families! Cleverly depicted as framed portraits, these goofy creatures offer a warm celebration of family love.

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