A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Many kinds of families are represented.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that many kinds of families are represented -- mom and dad, single parents, dad and dad, mom and mom. And Parr's bright colors mix and match to show racial diversity as well.
Is It Any Good?
Every parent can appreciate this book's theme of generosity and love. Although this book is dedicated first and foremost to adoptive families, and though all adoptions are different and some adoptive families may not identify as much with the message of the book, it's really for all families. Suffused with bright colors, the happy stick figures in the illustrations reflect the joy that comes from loving families. Even infants will delight in the brilliant hues -- deep blue skies, deep green grass, and people that come in purple, orange, and green.
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