• 9780807502808
  • March 2015

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  • Embracing the full spectrum of families, nuclear, traditional, adoptive, racial, and divorced households are represented in a lucid, contemporary style. The natural events of family living—weddings, holiday celebrations, family visits, deaths, human failures and breaches of love—are ably depicted through Joe Lasker’s watercolor illustrations which convey an old-fashioned, tintype mood accentuated by their subdued tones.

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  • The diversity of family structures in our multiethnic society is warmly and positively conveyed in this picture book, which stresses the supportive nature of the family, whether together or apart. That families are for “caring…loving…sharing” in good as well as sad times is iterated joyously in flowing text and soft, expressive illustrations—alternating color with black-and-white spreads—of a great variety of family units and experiences.

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Joe Lasker

Common Core

RI.K-1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 SL.K.1a,1b,2,3,4,5 SL.1.1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 4.60