Great Big Book of Families

Book cover for Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman
Author

Mary Hoffman

Illustrator

Ros Asquith

Book Summary

What is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. But as times have changed, families have changed too, and now there are almost as many kinds of families as colours of the rainbow – from a mum and dad or single parent to two mums or two dads, from a mixed-race family to children with different mums and dads, to families with a disabled member. Mary Hoffman takes a look through children’s eyes at the wide varieties of family life: from homes, food, ways of celebrating, schools and holidays to getting around, jobs and housework, from extended families, languages and hobbies to pets and family trees – and she concludes that, for most people, their own family is the best one of all! With Ros Asquith’s delightful pictures, this book takes a fresh, optimistic look at families of today.

Families, Diverse, LGBTQ, Single parent, Foster families, Adoption

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
ISBN #
9781847805874
Publisher
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Book Category
Family
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