A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Qin Leng

Published by Groundwood Books 

Summary:  When her teacher asks the class what makes their families special, the narrator isn’t sure how to answer.  She quietly listens to her classmates answer the question.  There are large families and small families, families with two moms and two dads, divorced parents and stepparents, families who all look alike and those who all look different.  Finally, the girl remembers a time with her family in the park.  Someone asked her foster mother to point out her real children.  Her mom answered, “Oh, I don’t have any imaginary children.  All my children are real.”  Conclusion:  A family is a family is a family.  32 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  Filled with family love and warm, funny illustrations, this book is perfect to share with children and invite them to think about what is special about their own families.

Cons:  It is no accident I am posting a book celebrating different kinds of love today.

2 thoughts on “A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Qin Leng

  1. Janet,

    Thank you for your uplifting post today. It is good to read about something that is filled with love, especially this morning.

    On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 5:18 AM, A Kids Book A Day wrote:

    > Janet Hamilton posted: “Published by Groundwood Books Summary: When her > teacher asks the class what makes their families special, the narrator > isn’t sure how to answer. She quietly listens to her classmates answer the > question. There are large families and small families, fa” >

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