Saturday, July 11, 2015

One Family


One Family
By George Shannon
Illustrated by Blanca Gomez
Frances Goster Books, 2015. Picture Book.

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and this picture book show that if you are a family of one or ten we are all part of one global family and interact with each other. This counting picture book, going from one to ten, uses two page spreads showing a family representing that number and two other objects as well. For example, the spread for “8” shows a multigenerational family of eight and, in the living room, a box of eight crayons and a row of eight ducks. What makes this book stand out from other counting books is that it gives the reader/listener three times to count out the number they are learning instead of the usual one.

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