The key theme running through the book is that every family is different, and that’s OK. It shows traditional mother/father families alongside blended/unconventional ones (such as two-father or two-mother households). It also shows adopted children with their families, and children being cared for by grandparents. The book highlights how different humans are in other ways too, from the hobbies they choose, through to the way they think and what they choose to cook and eat. It covers a wide spectrum of different lifestyles and choices families make: how they take holidays and celebrate together, who goes out to work and who stays at home, who does the cooking and how they dress, spend their leisure time, and get along with each other.
Highlighting the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes, this book celebrates diversity, explaining how every personal situation is different. It's a good book for debunking the traditional storybook myth that happy families usually consist of mother, father and two children.
A wonderfully entertaining celebration of the huge diversity found within contemporary families. This book may reassure children who are living in unconventional families that this is something to celebrate rather than be ashamed of.
Subjects explored include disability, adoption, working parents, holidays, pets, emotions, celebrations, poverty and racial diversity.