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Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen

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
Tags:wedding, marriage, animals

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Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen


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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 |
Features two gay animal characters, Bobby and his soon to be husband.
  rschwed | Oct 5, 2013 |
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a decade/decade and a half ago, this might have been scandalous. now? superflous. ( )
  kcarrigan | Aug 26, 2013 |
Uncle Bobby's Wedding is about a Chloe who does not want her uncle to be married to Jamie because she does not want to lose her fun times with her Uncle. However, she learns that she can have fun with her Uncle Bobby and Jamie too. Apparently, this book is controversial because it features two male hamsters getting married but, that has nothing to do with the storyline of the book because in the end Chloe understands that she can have more fun with two uncles than just one. These could be the feelings of any child who has someone important getting married. The illustrations are not to exciting or intriguing but over all the hamsters are adorable. This book if for children in first and second grade. ( )
  leighfer23 | Dec 1, 2012 |
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  Mertensb | Nov 20, 2012 |
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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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:28:14 -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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