All Kinds of Families!
Mary Ann Hoberman
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2009)
Reviewed by Cayden (age 5) and Max (age 3) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/09)
“All Kinds of Families!” explores many different kinds of “families” like eggs in a carton and chalk for a blackboard.
Cayden: “I think everything has a family but I didn’t know that before! Everything that is the same in a group is a family like all of the pencils, or the sticks, or silverware. I liked the pictures in the book. There were a lot of different things to look at. My favorite part was when all of the things were on shelves and I found all of the families.”
Max: “I liked the page with the moon and the stars. They are a family the book said. I liked the tree house picture. I wish we had one of those!”
“All Kinds of Families!” by Mary Ann Hoberman is a creative book showing the relationships among different items and of actual human families. The illustrations were fun and complemented the text nicely. I like books that make my children think and this was definitely one of them!