The Family Book

The Family Book

eBook - 2009
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Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009.
Edition: 1st eBook ed.
ISBN: 9780316093477


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List - All Kinds of Families
Jennifer_M_ Feb 01, 2018

Bright illustrations highlight the diversity of families - big or small, quiet or noisy, two moms or two dads. Explore them all in a child-friendly read.

2013: Removed from schools in Illinois in after parents complained about depictions of same-sex parents in the book

With quirky humour and colourful illustrations,
The Family Book celebrates all kinds of families
and shows children how they are different and
also the same.

All families are different, but we are also all the same. Families are bound together by love, and that can look a lot of different ways!

Families come in all shapes, sizes, colours, and combinations! But they all have one thing in common...

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LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

Todd Parr's kid friendly, bright illustrations make this a great book for a read aloud or lap sit. A wonderful celebrations of all the different kinds of families there are in the world.

VaughanPLMallory Dec 07, 2016

Todd Parr's colourful and simple illustrations make this an excellent read-aloud for young children!

Sep 30, 2015

Normalizing perversion to the toddler crowd. Sad.

JCLBeckyC Jul 22, 2015

Todd Parr is one of my favorite picture book authors. His books are full of vivid, child-like drawings that young fans can appreciate. His stories are funny and honest. His messages are full of love and understanding that both caretakers and kids alike will enjoy. The Family Book is a must read! I recommend it to anyone who's part of any type of family. That means you!

nypl_morningside_heights Jun 11, 2014

Worked well at toddler time

ksoles Jan 30, 2014

Todd Parr has a knack for creating books that both appeal to children and boost their self-confidence. His themes promote acceptance of and appreciation for modern society's diversity and his rhymes and diction make these themes fun and memorable. In "The Family Book," Parr shows how all families share both similarities and differences. Some families are different colours but all families like to HUG each other. Some families have two moms or two dads (or only one parent) but all families like to celebrate special days together.

Highly recommended for both nontraditional families and any family/school/community organization trying to teach children understanding and openness.

KRockstar10 Oct 21, 2013

I just love Todd Parr! This gentle book discusses the many types of families that children belong to.

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