Published by Chronicle Books
Summary: The narrator compares each member of his/her family to an animal. “My little brother. Flighty and a dreamer, his head is often in the clouds. He’s also an excellent singer.” The illustration shows a bird perched on the back of a desk chair in a classroom full of children. Mom is a giraffe, tall and beautiful who prefers not to stand out. Uncle is a bear who devours anything and everything. The book is oversized, and the pictures are so large, it may take kids a few seconds of hunting to find the animal. The last page invites readers to think about what makes them special. Ages 3-5.
Pros: A good introduction to metaphor. Kids would have fun coming up with their own comparisons for themselves or friends and family members.
Cons: The grandparent characterizations were a little stereotypical—the sweet, generous grandmother who likes to stay home and watch TV, and the tired and slow grandfather.