The book does not just explain straightforward connections like uncle or sister, but also sensitively introduces the idea of step-families, half-brothers and even adoption. The book celebrates the family in all its forms, encouraging not only a respect for your relatives but also other families around you, recognizing that no one family is the same. This book is one in a loosely-related series by award-winners Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom which takes an informative but friendly look at some of concerns of young children that relate to their immediate world and which they need to understand as part of 'growing up'. In doing so, they also provide an indispensable resource for any parent or teacher who is helping children understand these issues.
Mick Manning has been writing and illustrating non-fiction picture books for twenty years, often sharing the illustration with his partner, the illustrator Brita Granström. Their book awards include: The Smarties Silver Award and The English Association Award (which they have won four times: 2000, 2005, 2008 and most recently in 2011 with Taff in the WAAF, the follow-up to their much loved Tail-End Charlie.) They have been nominated for the ALMA prize in both 2013 and 2014 and their most recent books include: The Beatles, Charlie's War Illustrated and Secrets of Stonehenge.
'Mick Manning and Brita Granström's approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves.' The Scotsman
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