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Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen
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Uncle Bobby's Wedding (edition 2008)

by Sarah S. Brannen, Sarah S. Brannen (Illustrator)

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Title:Uncle Bobby's Wedding
Authors:Sarah S. Brannen
Other authors:Sarah S. Brannen (Illustrator)
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2008), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:wedding, marriage, animals

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Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen

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Chloe, a young guinea pig, becomes jealous when she finds out that her favorite uncle named Bobby is getting married. She does not want to lose him, and after speaking with her uncle she decides to give Jamie a chance. As Chloe spends time with Jamie she begins to really like him. She gets involved with the wedding, and it turns out to be a very special night.

This book depicts same-sex marriage as a non-issue. Students that are a part of this community need to be exposed to text such as this because it helps them see normality in their situations. It also helps students from traditional families become used to this new idea of same-sex couples.

Modern Fantasy
Reading Level: 2.7
  rdg301library | May 24, 2015 |
I loved this book because of how the little girl was not judgmental of the two uncles getting married, but instead saying that it was her special uncle to hers. It showed readers that she did not care about their sexual orientation, her uncle was just her favorite and she didn't want to lose him. I also think that the images of the story enhanced the text for readers to follow along, and see that "gay people" do not look any different than that of their heterosexual persons. ( )
  kbarry9 | Apr 26, 2015 |
This was a excellent book about a little girl guinea pig who is worried her favorite uncle's upcoming wedding is going to negatively impact her relationship with him. Throughout the rest of the book her Uncle Bobby and fiance Jamie do there best to involve her and grow their relationship. Really, the book does a great job of treating the homosexual relationship of Uncle Bobby and Jamie as no big deal, and the story is really about the relationship between the little girl Chloe and the two men. Seriously a great book. I would use this book for discussing changing circumstances in a relationship and how things can actually get better.
Reading Level: 1.6 Interest Level: K-3 ( )
  TaraKennedy | Apr 16, 2015 |
In my opinion, this is a wonderful book for two reasons. First, I like that Chloe has a special bond with her uncle. For example, they have a favorite path through the field. They also spend a lot of time together. In the beginning of the book, it says “They went for long walks together. He took her rowing on the river. He taught her the names of the stars.” Not many people can say they have that close of a bond with family members outside of their immediate family. Second, I also liked that Chloe was able to bond with Jamie so quickly, as well as be a part of the wedding party. For example, Chloe says “I wish both of you were my uncles” to which Uncle Bobby reassures her that her wish will come true. Jamie also asks her to be their flower girl, to which Chloe agrees to, as long as the wedding cake is carrot cake. This book can teach children that it’s okay for them to have bonds with family members, but sometimes those relatives need bonds with other people. It can also teach children to have acceptance, especially of situations that they don’t know much about. ( )
  AliciaTrotman | Mar 2, 2015 |
5. Uncle Bobby’s wedding, written and illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen and published in 2008 by Putnam Juvenile, is a realistic fiction picture book about a girls uncles wedding to his same sex partner. I thought that this book was ok. The illustrations are nothing special and the story seemed very weak. Also the book did not push me to think about same sex families as much as I wanted to. The illustrations seem very plain and did not catch my eye. They were just there in the background of the text being somewhat distracting. There was also very little detail in the illustrations. On page 4 Chloe and her Uncle Bobby are on a lake and next to that lake is a long grassy field. The grassy field is just a green blob with very little detail of the grass. It does not even look like grass at all. What I look for in picture books is detail. I think that detail is a really important factor in illustrations that can make or break the illustrations affect on the book. This book really dropped the ball on the illustrations. They seemed very plain and weak. The actual story line seemed to be very weak without a lot of plot or development. We didn’t even get a good chance to get to know Bob’s partner Jamie. He is introduced once and that is all we hear of him. This book is about a girl’s homosexual uncle getting married to his partner. To my surprise there was not a big push from the book for me to think about the issue. A lot of children’s picture books that revolve around LGBT issues really push the reader to think about how someone of that community can raise a family. This book did not do that. I feel that, with the targeted age range of the readers, this book could have really reached a lot of children but it fell flat. Family and love are the center of the big idea of this book. Chloe must think about what family means and relies that her uncle’s will always love her. ( )
  cbower6 | Nov 26, 2013 |
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To my family, and to all people who love each other
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Bobby was Chloe's favorite uncle.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399247122, Hardcover)

Bobby and Jamie are getting married, but Bobby?s niece Chloe is worried that she won?t be his favorite person anymore. Will Uncle Bobby still think she is special?

Sarah Brannen?s warm story is set in an alternative family as Uncle Bobby marries his boyfriend. Uncle Bobby?s Wedding embraces Bobby?s relationship with Jamie, but keeps its focus where it truly belongs: on an uncle and niece?s love for each other.

Beautifully told and charmingly illustrated, this simple yet moving story begs to be read time and again.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:43 -0400)

Chlo?e is jealous and sad when her favorite uncle announces that he will be getting married, but as she gets to know Jamie better and becomes involved in planning the wedding, she discovers that she will always be special to Uncle Bobby--and to Uncle Jamie, too.… (more)

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