Cribes something similar to their experience but would also show them that they are part of a wonderful vibrant and diverse world Better idea than execution Poems are clunky The one with the interracial couple hit a couple recurring terrible tropes describing people of color like food and having them be from somewhere nnamed but somehow exoticOne character looked like they were half fish I m still not sure who it was supposed to be I m always looking for books that my students can identify with so I reuested a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley The thought and intent of the book was lovely but short I love discovering new poetry collections so that all my kids can try to find at least one poem that they can identify with The execution of the book was slightly muddled with some poems trying to hard to fit the certain rhyme scheme and theme Cute poems about all different families I m struggling to determine whether I like it but the rhyme scheme turns the message into something trite JFICCopyright 52017This book falls into two categories it is a diverse literature book and juvenile fiction This story tells about a family that isn t the same size or color Ms Collins shares this story touching on the many differences that humans have with one another She does this with a humorous vision of families and how they should all be different because that s what makes s all individuals With each page being of a different family is shares what the differences in families are through the colorful illustrations This story is a great read and it also illustrates how families are different through beautiful illustrations Yet another family book juv book of poems. Fferent family with stories exploring adoption fostering disability race gender and illness Filled with humour and delightfully illustrated children will love reading these stories with friends family and in school again and again.
All You Need is Love Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes by Shanni Collins is an important book for children and families Families come in different shapes and sizes but they are all special when they love and respect each other These rhyming pages are a celebration of the diversity of families and encourage inclusion and acceptance in a child s relationships These short looks at different families support a positive approach to life at a young age which fosters strong mental health and well being Each page is dedicated to a different family with stories exploring adoption fostering disability race gender and illness Filled with humour and delightfully illustrated children will love reading these stories with friends family and in school again and againAll You Need is Love Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes is a nice book to share as a family or in a larger classroom or community setting It celebrates that each family might be a little different but each is special and wonderful I liked how many different family combinations were shown and how simply those differences were illustrated I think the collection clearly shows that it is the love of a family regardless of those that form it is the most important part of any family The illustrations and rhyming stories offer some humor and insights that will engage readers of all ages and bring home the importance of love and acceptance to any readers ready to take it inThe text following the stories can further support the adults trying to nurture those in various family make ps or explain changes 35 stars I received an neditied proof of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis boo. All families come in different shapes and sizes but they are all special when they love and respect each other These rhyming stories are a celebration of the diversity of families and encourage inclusion and acceptance in a child'.
K features poems that focus on different family relationships Why did I pick this book p I m always looking for ways to introduce diverse people and families to my students I m also going through a poetry kick at the moment Did I enjoy it It was really cute It was Leaders Eat Last uite short but I liked the amount of diversity covered in the poems The poems were well written and I do like poems that rhyme It was aick and entertaining read How could I se it in my teaching I ll recommend this to students to read outside of class It could also be sed to introduce family lessons to show students how others families can be different and to introduce different ways in which families can be created Did I learn something I don t think so Did it have good representation Yes There were all kinds of different families including gay and lesbian families adoptive families foster families black and white mixed race families and transgender children to name just a few Anything else One thing that got The New Competition under my skin was one poem that related the colour of the black mum and blackwhite mixed race daughter skins to food Please check out this blog that explains why food analogies for skin colour are not ok I love this book It comes from a really fantastic place of wanting every child whatever their family setp to feel like they belong and matter As the parent of a trans kid it was really moving to read about this in a way that is so clear and warm This is very much written to be appealing and Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller understandable for 5 8 year olds with the charming poem format and the colourful and fun illustrations Covers so many different situations and setps that it is great as a kid may not only see a poem that des. S relationshipsBy promoting diversity and nderstanding in family life and elsewhere these stories support a positive approach to life at a young age which fosters strong mental health and well being Each page is dedicated to a di.