by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang 

No matter your size, shape, or pedigree--if you love each other, you are a family
Moms, dads, sisters, brothers and even Great Aunt Sue appear in dozens of combinations, demonstrating all kinds of nontraditional families Silly animals are cleverly depicted in framed portraits, and offer a warm celebration of family love. 

Imagine a house with many rooms, whose walls each have a different color or wallpaper, accenting a family portrait hanging there. On a rustic wooden wall hangs the first portrait a large family of ducks posing beside a still pond. The next spread shows three pandas in pink vests, much like the pink oriental wallpaper behind them. Each portrait features a gently rhyming line: "Some children live with their grandparents /and some live with an aunt./Some children have many pets /and some just have a plant." All of these appealing images demonstrate different ways of being a family. "Some children live with their father./ Some children have two mothers./Some children are adopted./Some have stepsisters and brothers." The cartoon-style critters contrast pleasantly with more realistic elements a bamboo plant, a slender ceramic dog, a fat ceramic cat. Families of hippos, tigers, lions, ostriches, and whales join the other family groups in the final spread. The loud-and-clear message is that "if you love each other, then you are a family." And imagine the many children who will be reassured because they have found a portrait of a family they will recognize as their own.

Families, Families, Families!

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  • About The Author Suzanne Lang works in children's books and television. She is a producer for Nickelodeon International’s animated shorts program and previously worked for Cartoon Network. Her first book, "Families, Families, Families!" was illustrated by her husband, Max Lang, and published by Random House in Spring 2015. Suzanne and Max's second picture book, "Hooray for Kids!" was released in March 2016. Their third book - "Grumpy Monkey" - will be published by Random House in Summer 2018. Suzanne loves animals (especially cats and monkeys) and chocolate (especially with praline filling). ISBN-13: 9780553499384 Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Publish Date: March 2015 Page Count: 32 Reading Level: Ages 3-7 - Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Alternative Family - Humorous Stories - Animals - Stories in rhyme -Families