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Title:
A family like yours
Author:
Dotlich, Rebecca Kai.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Collection of poems celebrating families in various settings.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 57154.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781563979163
Format :
Book

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This perplexing book will leave many readers confused. CIP describes it as "A collection of poems celebrating families in various settings." However, it is really a story told in rhyme, with the entire text one poem. While obviously aimed at a young audience, it is too simplistic to convey meaningful information about families. Instead of focusing on the kinds that exist, the "differences" described deal mainly with personalities and preferences: "Some families dress up to go do the town./And others are happy just hanging around." Some sentences are awkward at best, such as, "There are families whose days may seem perfect to you./And families that have bangs and bumps, and most do." Lyon's illustrations are whimsical, colorful, and right on target for a young audience, yet do a mediocre job when applied to the text. The "perfect" family is a Caucasian mother, father, child, and dog on a sailboat, while the one with the "bangs and bumps" showcases a solitary penguin ice skating-and falling. The use of both humans and animals to portray different family units is distracting. For a simple explanation of this concept, try Ann Morris's Families (Morrow, 2000).-Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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