Bobby and Jamie are getting married, but Bobby?s niece Chloe is worried that she won?t be his favorite person anymore. Will Uncle Bobby still think she is special?
Sarah Brannen?s warm story is set in an alternative family as Uncle Bobby marries his boyfriend. Uncle Bobby?s Wedding embraces Bobby?s relationship with Jamie, but keeps its focus where it truly belongs: on an uncle and niece?s love for each other.
Beautifully told and charmingly illustrated, this simple yet moving story begs to be read time and again.
Sarah S. Brannen received her AB in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania. Uncle Bobby's Wedding is her first book for children. She lives in Massachusetts.
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"This is SUCH a lovely, charming book. It's about time."--(Tomie de Paola, Newbery Honor-winning author of 26 Fairmont Avenue)
"...Story and pictures are gentle and serene rather than controversial."--(Jane Langton, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Fledgling)
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More than 1 year ago
This is a charming story about a young girl, er, guinea pig who becomes concerned when she discovers that her beloved uncle is getting married. Will he still spend time with her? Luckily, Uncle Bobby isn't about to forget his favorite niece.
How could this kind of storyline concern some folks? Well, it seems Uncle Bobby is marring another male guinea pig. What is so wonderful--and controversial to some--about this story is that the same-sex marriage seems matter of fact. I look forward to the day when such a marraige will be just as easily accepted in real life as it is by the characters in this book.