Who's in My Family?: All About Our Families

Who s in My Family All About Our Families Trusted New York Times best selling author Robie H Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world Join Nellie and Gus and their family pl

  • Title: Who's in My Family?: All About Our Families
  • Author: Robie H. Harris Nadine Bernard Westcott
  • ISBN: 9780763636319
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trusted New York Times best selling author Robie H Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world.Join Nellie and Gus and their family plus all manner of other families for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun dTrusted New York Times best selling author Robie H Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world.Join Nellie and Gus and their family plus all manner of other families for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun dinner at home Accessible, humorous, and full of charming illustrations depicting families of many configurations, this engaging story interweaves conversations between the siblings and a matter of fact text, making it clear to every child that whoever makes up your family, it is perfectly normal and totally wonderful.

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    1. When Nellie and Gus take a trip to the zoo with their family, they realize that families come in different sizes and infinite varieties. From the different places families live to the various foods they eat for breakfast, the two children make note of the different animal families they see at the zoo as well as the different human families. Once they return home for a family dinner, they also discuss the physical characteristics of family members with some having mostly wavy or mostly straight h [...]

    2. Grades PS-1:This upbeat book talks about the fact that, while families may be different in terms of make-up, members, cultural traditions, physical appearance, etc, families share certain characteristics. Regardless of how many kids a family has, or whether kids live with their mom and dad, or their mom part of the time or their dad part of the time, or two dads, or two moms, or relatives or foster-parents or any of the other myriad combinations, families care about each other and help each othe [...]

    3. This book is interesting to all children, even if they have a stereotypical, nuclear family. It offers children a variety of things to think about and explore. The story is age appropriate (K-4), and includes a plot- it follows the lives of two mixed children while they learn about families.The illustrations follow the story well. They are informative, if not slightly stereotypical of different cultures. For example, Asians eat more than "soup, shrimp dumplings, and rice." It just seemed slightl [...]

    4. Bought this as a gift for a friend who has a young daughter being raised in a family with both moms. Wanted them to have a book that shows their family, and soooo many others!

    5. This story is about two multi-racial children and their parents and their day at the zoo. The story talks about different kinds of families and illustrates these families in a great way. The illustrations represent multiracial families, families with two dads, families with single mothers, and so on. The story touches on adoption, family structures, even families that do not have children. This book is a great one to incorporate in a kindergarten class because it is a fun and informative book wi [...]

    6. About the book:I was not sure if I was going to include this book in my assignment. It has very few nonfiction book features. The book is built like a fiction book, but is giving information about different types of families and how they may work. The facts are told alongside a story about a family going to the zoo. Although it's story quality is not more then average in my mind, I think it's a book that does a good job of explaining what a family might be. It takes up different types of example [...]

    7. "Who's In My Family?:All About Our Families by Robie H. Harris is apart of the picture book collection. Robie H. Harris has won the inaugural Mills Tannenbaum Award. The age recommended for this book is young children 3 to 7 years old, Infancy (I) into Primary (P) ages. The story is about all types of families, what they eat, what they do and who and how many people are apart of their family. It talks about some families being the same and some being different. Whether it's children living with [...]

    8. Who's in My Family explores all types of families and various things families do that are different from others. It relates to cultures of food, activities, homes, skin color and members. It has juvenile drawings with conversation bubbles, so it is easy for young students to relate.Robbie H. Harris is New York Times best selling author.(2012). Who's in My Family. Publisher's Weekly reviews series for preschoolrnesandnoble/w/whos-Text to world: I had a student with 2 moms and this is a book that [...]

    9. This is a very cute book that explains that families are different in many ways but they share similarities as well. The biggest similarity emphasized in the book is that all families love each other and enjoy being together. It is written in the perspective of children and covers such diversities as adopted children, same- sex parents and multiple skin pigmentations. I really enjoyed that these aspects of the book were included but even more so I found it especially important when the book took [...]

    10. (part of text set)Harris, Robie H. Who’s in My Family? All About Our Families. Candlewick Press. 2012. 40 p. Gr. PK-2.Nellie and Gus are sister and brother that adore their family. They discuss what being a family means, and that families can come in all shapes and sizes. The main point that they get at is no matter the hair color, skin color, family structure, or activities that are shared, family is family. Families can make us happy, sad, upset, but they always help each other and make sure [...]

    11. Children will be delighted as they search to find themselves reflected in Who’s in My Family? by Robbie H. Harris and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. The spirited illustrations include families of every stripe, color and arrangement. Even the locales, cuisine and activities are diverse, accepting and positive. The simple story line follows a brother and sister through a day at the zoo. While there, they observe a variety of families—human and animal.The tone of the story is upbeat an [...]

    12. join Nellie and Gus and their family -- plus all manner of other families -- for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun dinner at home. Accessible, humorous, and full of charming illustrations depicting families of many configurations, this engaging story interweaves conversations between the siblings and a matter-of-fact text, making it clear to every child that whoever makes up your family, it is perf [...]

    13. So this is the first family book that I have found, because there aren't many, that actually includes foster care as a family dynamic! They have a page that says, "Some children live in their grandparents or aunts and uncles or foster families house." It is so exciting to me because that is the whole reason I chose foster care as a topic to look into. A student I had in my class never could connect to the literature when books about families were being read or discussed. This one he will be able [...]

    14. What I liked best about this book was that it also included foster families. At my K-3 school, I know of several situations where my kids are in foster situations with and without relatives. I felt the writing was in a conversational tone and by using incomplete sentences, allowed the book to unfold more as a conversation than a didactic treatise. The illustrations are adorable - and add to the familiarity of the subject matter and the convenience of the matter of fact presentation. I also love [...]

    15. Great book to read to you children these days and ages because there are so many multicultural families in the world today. The cover really set the tone of the book right off the back because you see a happy family and you know they are a couple of two different races. The book explores animals families as well, but that is not the main focus, the book also show the different ways other human families interact with each other. There re so many things to talk about with this book there could be [...]

    16. Join Nellie and Gus and their family — plus all manner of other families — for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun dinner at home. Accessible, humorous, and full of charming illustrations depicting families of many configurations, this engaging story interweaves conversations between the siblings and a matter-of-fact text, making it clear to every child that whoever makes up your family, it is pe [...]

    17. This books talks about all the type of families that can be found. such as families with one mother and one father, or just one parent, there is so many different types of families. it also goes into where families are located such as in farms suburbs apartments and anywhere in between. it also goes into how unique every family is such as what they do in a day to day basis and what they eat for breakfast. We also have different features and skin tones. in conclusion it talks about how unique eve [...]

    18. Written by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Harris touches on the topic of different family structures and appearances. By providing visuals and comparisons to animals at the zoo, this book is child-friendly. It allows the child to think and remember that every family is different, there is not Not just one type of family but families have the same role nonetheless.

    19. The book follows a brother and sister as the visit the zoo with their parents.The book mentions all the different types of families that exist and the accompanying illustrations show multiple family types enjoying different activities together.This book is quite matter of fact and it doesn't past judgement on any family types (positive or negative) it simply talks about the different family types that exist. As a result, this book would be good for people of all faiths and personal views.

    20. An acceesbile, cheerful, and fun look at all kinds of families. Harris is the author of some of the best books ever written (and illustrated by Ed Emberly) for children on human body development and sexuality, which are consistently challenged and censored by adults who fear children learning facts about themselves. This book, which acknowledges that there are families with two daddies and two mommies, will undoubtedly be the target of those same ignoramuses.

    21. The story revolves around Nellie and Gus. They tell us that families come in all shapes, sizes and colors. There are many types of families and we all do what we love to do and that's a good thing. This is a great book to show kids that it doesn't matter who's in your family or what everyone looks like and eats and wears, all that matters is that you love each other.

    22. Who's in the family could be a great introduction to the diversity that is found in each of the readers families. Could be part of a cultural unit to help aide students along in understanding their own background. This book setting is at the zoo which gives great parallel to that of individual families. It also shares how families work. Grades1st and 2nd

    23. Trusted New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world.Join Nellie and Gus and their family — plus all manner of other families — for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun d.

    24. I loved the different families they showed. There were the different foods they eat, the different activities, the different or similar ways they look alike. I can not tell you how much I adore this book. I want it for my personal collection!

    25. THis is a wonderful book that shows a wide variety of different kinds and types of families. THere are mixed families of different race, gender, and color of skins. This is a really good book to read to the kids to show them the multi different kinds of families there are in the world.

    26. This would be a nice book to share with your children before starting school. Especially if they are not used to seeing various types of family dynamics. I know my daughter was surprised to see that some families were larger, or that some kids lived with their grandparents.

    27. Where was this book in September? I bet PreK will still enjoy this book even if they've already studied families. Pleasing illustrations and straightforward text depict diverse families. Look for the author/ illustrator's previous book on the shelf.

    28. This was such a great book! I absolutely loved how it not only talked about what a traditional family might look like but what more modern day families are like in today's society. The colorful pictures made it even better.

    29. Matter-of-fact, straightforward text perked up by the conversation bubbles throughout. My favorite pages are at the zoo, where Westcott has clearly had a fun time filling the spaces with families of every variety.

    30. Useful in early elementary when teaching about diversity within family structures. This can extend the student's view on what a family is or possibly ease any doubts they may have about their family's structure.

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