by Abbey Williams
This book about all kinds of families has the most vibrant and engaging illustrations! The text celebrates all kinds of families, those formed by adoption, straight or gay couples, single parent families and those that are blended. Plus other kinds of families are included too. There are foster families and extended families for example. All are presented as equally loving and valid options.
This title also includes concepts about family. There are entries on traditions, joy, unconditional love and more.
Having worked in adoption, I am mildly critical of the entry for “A.” I would have preferred a description other than that of a child being “given” to the adoptive parents. Why not say something about the birth parents making a plan for their child’s adoption? They feel excluded here.
All in all, this book provides a good look at the many ways that adults and children come together. It will help children to broaden their concept of what a family is.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Pub Date 02 Feb 2021