All Kinds of Families

by Suzanne Lang (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

From the creators of the picture-book sensation Grumpy Monkey comes a hilarious celebration of families of all stripes!

Lots of nontraditional family structures are celebrated in this super-fun and super-accessible board book! Kids will love finding their own family represented, no matter if they have two moms, one grandpa, or just a cousin named Doug.

The brilliant creative team behind Grumpy Monkey wanted a simple book they could use to talk with their kids about the different kinds of families they would encounter in the world--so they made this! A silly and positive introduction to open-mindedness and all kinds of family love.

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Baby-Toddler--This board book adaptation of Families! Families! Families! (Random, 2015) keeps all of the charm and inclusiveness of the picture book edition while simplifying illustrations for the younger target audience. Vividly colored solid backgrounds have replaced the wallpapers of the original while continuing to feature the whimsical animal families of all shapes, sizes, and species. The friendly, cartoon-style animals are arranged as if posed for formal family portraits until they all come together to interact and celebrate the message of the final spread. The details provide a wealth of interactions between the families that toddlers can pore over during repeat readings. The final message ("If you love each other, then you are a family") makes this a much-needed title for all kinds of families. The illustrations will appeal to fans of Sandra Boynton's board books. VERDICT With rhythmic read-aloud text, amusing illustrations, and an inclusive message, this board book is a smart choice for most libraries.--Amanda Foulk, Sacramento Public Library

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Suzanne Lang
Suzanne Lang is the author of the New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey books as well as several other titles. When she's not writing books, Suzanne writes for animation. When she's not doing that, she hangs out with her very funny kids, feeds her many pets, and tries (but usually fails) to take a nap!

Max Lang has illustrated over 20 books including all of the books in the Grumpy Monkey series. When he is not making books he makes films. He has co-directed several animated films including The Snail and the Whale, Zog, Room on the Broom, and The Gruffalo. He has received a BAFTA, two Emmys, two Oscar nominations, and many other honors for his film work. In his spare time he tries to make his kids laugh with dad jokes, and when he inevitably fails, he takes his dogs for a walk.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
October 01, 2019
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
JUV013090 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Alternative Family
Library of Congress categories
Board books

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