Rotner, Shelley and Kelly, Sheila Families Holiday House, 2015. $17.95 PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION
This large bright picture book features modern color photography
of all kinds of families. It includes simple text such as ‘some families are
big’ and ‘some families are small’, and “sometimes the people in a family look
alike”. Shows extended families, same sex parent families, adoptions, and more.
I really liked this book! The photography was fresh and modern
and the simple words were great for many children. This really spans the wide variety
of family types. I know every schools policy is different, but it is something
to consider that families with two moms and one with two dads are represented. Sometimes
this can cause a controversy for school librarians (shouldn’t for public), but
I am still rating the book as advisable.
PRE-K, EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie
Elementary School Librarian & Author.