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Great Big Book of Families (The)
Mary Hoffman, Dial Books 2011
A glorious celebration of highly diverse families (large and small, various family members, different places to live, different types of work, and more and more) doing all the things that families do (eating, playing, celebrating, working, traveling...) Each two page spread is filled with detailed illustrations of families living in so many different ways. Whew! This book has them all! Lively drawings illustrate families in all their varied splendor. Gay, straight, two parent, grandparent, single parent, working at home or away from home, with many or few cousins, siblings, relatives, with plenty of money or very little, with pets or not....It ends with "So families can be big, small, happy, sad, rich, poor, loud, quiet, mad, good-tempered, worried or happy-go-lucky. Most families are all of these things some of the time. What's yours like today?" Glorious! - or did we say that already?
Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Book Types: Non-Fiction
Identity Groups: Adoptive/Foster, Blended/Step/Divorced, Gay/Lesbian, Single Parent, Disabilities, Elders, Non-Stereotypical Females, Non-Stereotypical Males, Immigrant, Rural, Working Class, African American, Asian American, Bi-Racial, Latino American, Southwest Asia/North Africa, Multi-racial Groups, Christian, Jewish, Muslim
Special Topics: Food, Celebrations and Holidays, Work
Strands: Joy in Diversity