by Mary Hoffman, Illustrated by Ros Asquith - £8.99 Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781847805874 | ISBN 10: 1847805876
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, from families with a disabled member to those with a mum or dad in prison.
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.
Recommended for readers aged 4-8
(Price & availability last checked: February 2015)
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