Aunts and Uncles

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This title teaches readers that all families are different, and that some families include uncles and aunts. A family tree shows readers how people in families are related to each other.

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Overview

This title teaches readers that all families are different, and that some families include uncles and aunts. A family tree shows readers how people in families are related to each other.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
Families are made up of people who care for each other and often include parents and children. This title in the Acorn early readers "Families" series goes on to describe the aunts and uncles in families—the siblings of "your parents." The simple text is accompanied by colorful pictures that show a variety of different family possibilities with adult brothers and sisters and their respective children. We are shown a wide sampling of ethnicities and a variety of settings, both indoors and outside. It is fun to see the different activities of the extended families as they play at the beach, enjoy meals, sing, laugh, and celebrate together. The picture of an adult woman having a "sword fight" with a young boy is accompanied by the text "Some families call special friends aunts and uncles." As with the other titles in the series, there is a table of contents, a brief "picture glossary," a brief index, and notes to parents and teachers with ideas for before and after reading strategies to make the book more meaningful. Fine for preschool read aloud or older, challenged readers. Rated level H with 145 words, this series also includes: Brothers and Sisters, Parents, Cousins, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Role Models. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432946692
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Families Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 300L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 6.94 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Rissman has written over 100 nonfiction books for young readers about science, math, and history.Her favorite letter in the alphabet is R because when you say it out loud you sound like a pirate!

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Table of Contents

What Is a Family? 4

What Are Families Like? 8

Who Are Aunts and Uncles? 10

Different Aunts and Uncles 14

Family Tree 22

Picture Glossary 23

Index 24

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