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What do families look like? Who’s in your family? And how can families change? With delightful illustrations, this glorious celebration of family diversity talks about lone-parent families, adoptive, foster, divorced, remarried, and mixed race families, and lots, lots more, showing little children that families come in all shapes and sizes.

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Book information

Key Stage
ISBN: 9781474949071
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 290 x 240mm
Mar Ferrero

Author information

Felicity Brooks

Felicity Brooks is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She studied English and Drama at Exeter University and worked as an actor, teacher and lexicographer before starting work in children’s publishing in the late 1980s. She has written and edited hundreds of children’s titles, including stories and novelty books for pre-schoolers and books about history, geography, languages, science, maths, nature and the arts. Her books have won the TES Senior Information Book Award, the Aventis Science Books Prize, the SLA Information Book Award, the Sheffield Baby Books Award and Practical Pre-school Gold and Silver Awards.

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Winner - Made for Mums Awards 2019

Preschool Book category

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“All About Families”
As a family, we have thoroughly enjoyed sharing this book with our son during our bedtime and weekend reads. There are some nice positive comments about what families are and some useful illustrations which encourage acceptance and understanding of difference.

Press reviews

“With a helpful list of 'family words' in the back of the book and an explanation of mood changes – like being upset, worried, angry, excited, grumpy or embarrassed – that can affect other family members, this is a brilliantly effective and joyous celebration of family diversity and the differences that make family life so rewarding.”
“Celebration of diversity and difference.”
“We all have families, but sometimes our families don't always look like the ones represented in books, on TV, or in films. This is the ultimate guide to families all over the world. Whatever size or shape, whatever background you come from, whatever language you speak, homes you live in, and occasions you celebrate.”

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