A Family Is A Family Is A Family

A Family Is A Family Is A Family

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Baker & Taylor
After their teacher asks them what is special about their families, a class full of students each give an answer, but one student is worried that her family isn't that special at all.

Perseus Publishing
When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all.

One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One is full of stepsiblings, and another has a new baby.

As one by one, her classmates describe who they live with and who loves them — family of every shape, size and every kind of relation — the child realizes that as long as her family is full of caring people, her family is special.

A warm and whimsical look at many types of families written by award-winning author Sara O’Leary, A Family is a Family springs to life with quirky and sweet illustrations by Qin Leng.

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As she listens to her classmates describe the various shapes and sizes of their families, a little girl becomes less worried that her foster family is to different to explain.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, c2016
ISBN: 9781554987948
Branch Call Number: JX FIC OLE
Characteristics: 1 v.(unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Leng, Qin - Illustrator


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ArapahoeSteffen Jan 15, 2019

Very thoughtfully put together - this one will make you tear up!

Mar 04, 2017

Beautifully illustrated to match lovely words about how family can mean a variety of things--from having two moms or being raised by grandma; from foster parents to dual-custody; from tons of kids to being the only child. Every situation is normal because everyone is loved.

nmaryann Oct 11, 2016

"My mom says that before I was born I grew in her heart."

In this warmhearted story, each student shares what makes their family special. A charming portrait of the many types of families of our diverse society.

Sara O'Leary and Qin Leng are an incredible picture book duo.

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Feb 04, 2017

mojackso thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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