What makes a family?
The members of Ms. Marston''s kindergarten class are cleaning and
decorating their room for the upcoming Open School Night. Molly and
Tommy work on drawing pictures to put on the walls. Molly draws her
family: Mommy, Mama Lu, and her puppy, Sam. But when Tommy looks at
her picture, he tells her it''s not of a family. "You can''t have a
mommy and a mama," he says. Molly doesn''t know what to think; no
one else in her class has two mothers. She isn''t sure she wants
her picture to be on the wall for Open School Night.
Molly''s dilemma, sensitively explored in words and art, shows
readers that even if a family is different from others, it can
still be happy, loving, and real.