All Kinds of Families!

All Kinds of Families!

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Overview

With irresistible, rollicking rhyme, beloved picture book author Mary Ann Hoberman shows readers that families, large and small, are all around us. From celery stalks to bottle caps, buttons, and rings, the objects we group together form families, just like the ones we are a part of. And, as we grow up, our families grow, too.

Mary Ann Hoberman gives readers a sense of belonging in this all-inclusive celebration of families and our role in them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316146333
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 800,464
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of more than thirty-five books for children, including the critically acclaimed A House Is a House for Me, which won a National Book Award, the New York Times bestselling You Read to Me, I'll Read to You, and the Sing-Along Stories series.

Marc Boutavant has created picture books in English, French, and Japanese. He also does editorial illustration and comics. Mr. Boutavant lives in Paris.

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All Kinds of Families! 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hoberman's meditation on the word family, which is much more inclusive than one could imagine. Funny and fun to read out loud, and the stunning illustrations only add to this book's appeal.
nieva21 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It¿s my opinion that Mary Ann Hoberman originally intended to write this book with the clear intention of talking about different types of families to create acceptance among children, so that she could explain that no two families were alike. However, I feel that she should have stuck with that idea consistently through the story, since there is just too many things going on it will most likely have a hard time keeping a child¿s interest. Or if it is able to keep a child¿s interest her original intent will get lost in all the rest of what she is doing. As far as the art goes, I am very pleased to see it as the greatest part (my own opinion, what held my attention to stick with the book and what made the storyline better for me as a reader). Without the illustrations done in fluorescent hues by Marc Boutavant, I otherwise might have stopped reading this story. But, it was helpful to me to see the expressions on the children¿s faces as the characters are trying to find what a family is. In this way Hoberman and Boutavant worked well together to get the overall message across and not get lost in Hoberman¿s at time excessive wordiness. I gave it four stars because of the great illustrations!!
oapostrophe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Super rhyming text, great theme, and awesome illustrations!
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anyone can find a family that suits them in this adorable children's book. Teaches kids that families are not necessarily made up of just a mother, father, and siblings. A good lesson for kids today.
elkeursin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!!! Yeah for families!!!!
ljemanuel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are different types of families and this book explains this in a great way. This is a great book if there ever becomes a problem with students discriminating amongst themselves. It is a great book to be read for K-2 or for 3rd grade to read to themselves.
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cftodd More than 1 year ago
Love the pictures and the way the book is worded. very cute and my kids (3 1/2 and 5 love it.)