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The Family Book [Hardcover]

Todd Parr
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Oct 2003
The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two mothers or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way.

Parr's message about the importance of embracing our differences is delivered in a playful way. With his trademark bold, bright colours and silly scenes, this book will encourage children to ask questions about their own families.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; First Edition First Printing edition (Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316738964
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316738965
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 26.2 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 694,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator, Todd Parr, comes a delightful picture book that celebrates the diversity of families - now for the first time in paperback! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Todd Parr is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I LOVE YOU Book. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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To my Family-who sometimes did not understand me, but encouraged me to go after everything I wanted even when we did not agree. Read the first page
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Kids @ Teens Read Too 28 Feb 2008
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
I absolutely love Todd Parr's work, both in his books and his videos. No matter what subject he's writing about, or speaking about, behind it all is the universal theme of diversity and acceptance.

With THE FAMILY BOOK, children and parents learn that families come in all shapes and sizes. Some families are large, some small. Some all look the same, some look different. Some families have children who are adopted, while some families even have two moms or two dads. Regardless of how your family is made up, all families share some of the same things: they like to hug, they like to celebrate together, and sometimes they're even sad together.

What a great way to teach tolerance! The bright, bold illustrations and easy-to-read pages are perfect for both beginning readers and older children, and the story is even better when read aloud with a parent -- or two!

This is another keeper for your collection!

Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! 31 Aug 2007
My Daughter and I really loved this book. It has wonderful colourful illustrations and lots of different ideas of what families are like. It's quite simple with just a short amount of words but really does get the idea that families come in all sorts of shapes.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB FAB FAB 10 May 2011
By M_Caine
I bought this book because my niece (2 1/2) was learning about families at nursery and she was coming into contact with families which were not the traditional 'mum and dad' and asking questions.

I loved this book because it was colourful, simple, brilliantly illustrated and perfect for when kids are a bit older as a first time reader. The illustrations are bold and bright. I found this simple book a great way of opening discussions while being non controversial.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, bright book 17 Mar 2009
The Family Book is great for introducing children to all the different kinds of families out there and gives the message 'All families are different and yours is completely normal.'

One thing to keep in mind is that this is an American book so it does refer to 'mom' and 'colors'. If that doesn't bother you too much then it's definately worth buying, it has lovely bright colours that'll please a baby or young child.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book 12 July 2014
By Pops
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Fantastic book. Bought for work and has been very useful already. I would imagine I will be using this fir years to come. Explains various different families in a very relaxed way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great for kids being fostered or 4 July 2014
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ideal conversation starter, great for kids being fostered or adopted
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 15 Jun 2014
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A perfect vehicle for the message that every family is different and that that is just fine......colourful and eye catching
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC BOOK 24 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great for promoting the 'a family is love' ideology.
Todd Parr is great, the words and illustrations are simple enough but with enough depth and meaning to elicit questions and affirmations about what's normal, what's different, and how what's normal for some is different for others.
Perfect addition to ours sons bookshelf.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book to show many different family set ups
Great book to have for your child to learn about families and they come in many forms, but ultimately are the same, great for promoting acceptance and learning that no matter what... Read more
Published 8 months ago by smilesRloving
5.0 out of 5 stars Globally perfect
This book fit perfectly with our Year 1 class topic on 'Families', looking at all the different cultural similarities and differences within families
Published 10 months ago by jackie yeulet
4.0 out of 5 stars Good question/conversation starter
Lovely book and easy to explaine to children, we used it to talk about the different family units and the children found it very good to be able to bring up subjects and ask us... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Heidi brown
4.0 out of 5 stars A good message
Very bright illustrations and good simple mesage. My two year old is enjoying it, but older kids would like it too.
Published 11 months ago by Julianne Phippard
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
A lovely book for young children, exploring the different types of family. It is illustrated simply but effectively. Very child-friendly (e.g. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Lauren
4.0 out of 5 stars Children enjoyed it
Our 5 grandchildren all like this book (but they love most books). Nice simple story and great for bedtime, which is important!
Published 14 months ago by Mrs. J. M. Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
i love this book. it fosters acceptance of difference so good for any child. we adopted our children and i like that it does not make a big deal about this and talks alot about... Read more
Published 15 months ago by whitney moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I love how this book explains that it is ok to be different in language suitable for young children to understand. Read more
Published 17 months ago by elaine harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Areally lovely book, with bright colours and great illustrations. If you want your child to understand that a 'family' can be made up in many different ways, this is the book for... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Miss A M Simpson
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