"Bright colored sheets just inside the sturdy book cover
certainly set the mood for this excellent book geared for
children between the ages of 4 and 8.
The main character is a young boy who is desperately
fretting over the class reaction to his strange family. He
dreads the day the children in his classroom are due to
present their portrayals of their families. Much to his delight,
he realizes his family is not so strange after all. Parents and
teachers will certainly find the yoga-loving dad with orange
polka-dotted socks is sure to get the giggles rolling. The
impressive illustrations hold attention to the page.
As youth, we are often fascinated by other family's doors
and what lays beyond them. When we discover that all the
quirks and differences reside in everyone's family, it makes
it easier to accept our families and our place in them. This
is a valuable life skill that would certainly help to ground little
people at this age.
Educators and caretakers may find this book useful in
social and family studies.
Children are encouraged to personalize the book on the first
page and create a list of their family and their personality
traits on the last page ? thus making this book more
Author: Kristin Joy Humes
Illustrations: Loel Barr
Publisher: Merry Lane Press
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment ? Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.