Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems

Picture Books | September 1, 2001

byMary Ann HobermanIllustratorMarylin Hafner

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What is a family?
Who is a family?
Either a lot or a few is a family;
But whether there's ten or there's two in your family,
All of your family plus you is a family!

There is something for everyone in this celebration of families - poems about families of all sizes and configurations, about brothers and sisters, adoptees and stepsiblings, parents and grandparents, even a special ode to the only child. Both poems and Hafner's warm expressive illustrations convey the sense of what makes family life at once so wonderful and so unpredictable. Told from a child's point of view, the poems are perfect for reading alone or in the classroom and for family story times as well.

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What is a family?Who is a family?Either a lot or a few is a family;But whether there's ten or there's two in your family,All of your family plus you is a family!There is something for everyone in this celebration of families - poems about families of all sizes and configurations, about brothers and sisters, adoptees and stepsiblings, p...

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. Marylin Hafner has illustrated hundreds ...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.18 inPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316362514

ISBN - 13:9780316362511

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Praise for Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers:"Thirty wise, witty, neatly constructed poems...Full of insight and lots of fun." -Kirkus "This humorous collection of poems is a real treasure." -Children's Literature"The emphasis here is on diverse situations, and young listeners from nuclear, extended, fractured, foster, and adoptive families will all find a place in these poems and pictures" - The Bulletin"Pleasant poems for and about everyone in the family; verses are happy, bouncy, poignant, and sometimes serious. A multicultural smorgasbord - nicely written and appealingly illustrated." -Horn Book A Reading Rainbow Review Book