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The Big Book of Families

The Big Book of Families

by Catherine Anholt, Laurence Anholt
     
 

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Through boisterous watercolor illustrations and romping verse, the authors present a candid and affectionate celebration of families of all shapes and sizes. Here are sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, grannies, grandads, uncles and aunts, houses and homes, habits and traditions, history, hugs, struggles, and love. Full-color.

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Through boisterous watercolor illustrations and romping verse, the authors present a candid and affectionate celebration of families of all shapes and sizes. Here are sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, grannies, grandads, uncles and aunts, houses and homes, habits and traditions, history, hugs, struggles, and love. Full-color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Families are presented in all of their glorious variety. There are large families with members located all over the world, and others consisting of just "mom and me." Families may include grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins-who may experience good and bad days, busy times and quiet times. The joys are many and the author and illustrator offer poems, letters and a variety of amusing illustrations to showcase the diversity. But one thing seems to hold true, no matter where in the world and whether large or small, families are people who love each other and this love can be extended to the whole world. A cheerful and warm look at families and the ties that bind.
Kirkus Reviews
Catherine And Laurence Anholt's Big Book Of Families (32 pp.; Nov.; 0-7636-0323-6): Bursting with the boisterous business of family life, this volume from the Anholts is "big" on activity. Poems and captions take a backseat to spread after spread of family members shopping, chasing, tugging, napping, working, playing, fighting, feeding. The best descriptions are the ones that make poetic leaps, e.g., this exultation of a clothesline: "Skirts and shirts and dressing gownsn/The wind begins to blown/They're like a family upside down,/Dancing in a row!" Another page lists verbs such as "bathe," "chatter," "hurry," and "play," accompanied by fetching little drawings that place the verbs in a familial context. A celebration for families of all sizes and configurations. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763603236
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
11/04/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.13(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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