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    DescriptionWhat is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. But as times have changed, families have changed too, and now there are almost as many kinds of families as colours of the rainbow - from a mum and dad or single parent to two mums or two dads, from a mixed-race family to children with different mums and dads, from families with a disabled member to those with a mum or dad in prison. Mary Hoffman takes a look through children's eyes at the wide varieties of family life: from homes, food, ways of celebrating, schools and holidays to getting around, jobs and housework, from extended families, languages and hobbies to pets and family trees - and she concludes that, for most people, their own family is the best one of all! With Ros Asquith's delightful pictures, this book takes a fresh, optimistic look at families of today.


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    Title
    The Great Big Book of Families
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Hoffman, Illustrated by Ros Asquith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 304 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845079994
    ISBN 10: 184507999X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    DC22: 306.85
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    Thema V1.0: YBC
    Publisher
    Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    MARY HOFFMAN has written over 90 books for children, that range from picture books to novels. Amazing Grace (9781845077495), first published in 1991, was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has since become a modern classic. Mary lives in Oxfordshire. ROS ASQUITH contributes Doris, a regular cartoon feature, to the Guardian. She is the author of the Teenage Worrier books which explore the many anxious moments facing teenagers, suggesting how to solve them with humour and self-reliance. Ros lives in north London.
    Review quote
    'Useful, funny and truthful' The Bookseller Crow, Families SE 'A wonderfully entertaining celebration of the huge diversity found within contemporary families.' Little Parachutes 'It's a book packed with detail, humour and interest, reminding us that there is no such thing as 'normal' or 'abnormal' - we are all equal. ..In terms of diversity in its widest sense, books simply don't get much more inclusive than this.' Booktrust