A Family Is a Family Is a Family

Hardcover | September 1, 2016

bySara OLearyIllustratorQin Leng

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When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways - but the same in the one way that matters most of all.

One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One has many stepsiblings, and another has a new baby in the family.

As her classmates describe who they live with and who loves them - family of every shape, size and every kind of relation - the child realizes that as long as her family is full of caring people, it is special.

A warm and whimsical look at many types of families, written by award-winning author Sara O'Leary, with quirky and sweet illustrations by Qin Leng.

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When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways - but the same in the one way that matters most of all.One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families speci...

Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books - When You Were Small, Where You Came From and When I Was Small - and This Is Sadie, all illustrated by Julie Morstad, and You Are One, illustrated by Karen Klassen. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Progr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554987946

ISBN - 13:9781554987948

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"The broad diversity of family constellations is refreshing . . . A-plus fabulous." - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW"This book is highly recommended - not just for teachers in the classroom, but parents (and grandparents) in the home." - Montreal Gazette"Leng's drawings of domestic life are, like O'Leary's writing, winsome but never sentimental. Together they offer a straightforward, optimistic view of everyday modern life." - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW"A sweet and tender tale that shows that families are composed of love regardless of how they may be configured." - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW"Audacious and obvious both ... this Canadian import undoubtedly belongs on bookshelves everywhere." - BookDragon"Cheerful watercolor illustrations capture the fun and whimsy of this whole cast and make this book a delightful, unsubtle celebration of difference and variety." - Booklist"Parents will find this book useful in helping young children understand the different kinds of families they might encounter, while accepting and loving their own." - Canadian Children's Book News