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.