Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Families, Families, Families!

Through a series of adorably illustrated family portraits, Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne and Max Lang demonstrates that families can come in all different shapes and sizes. The book starts: “Some children have lots of siblings./Some children have none./Some children have two dads./Some have one mom.”

It continues, showing children who have pets and ones who don’t, children living with grandparents, just dad, step-parents, or an aunt, children who are adopted, and more. The book ends beautifully with the line: “…if you love each other, then you are a family.”

What a reassuring message for children--especially kids whose families look different than other families they see on a daily basis--to see a portrait of a family that looks like their own! What a great lesson in acceptance, too, for children from any type of family to understand that not all families look like theirs. This is a lovely book to share with your own special family!

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