Oct 12

Review: Family Forest by Kim Kane

Review: Family Forest by Kim KaneFamily Forest by Kim Kane
Published by Hardie Grant Egmont on 2010
Pages: 32

While some kids have a family tree, we have a family forest! Do you have half-sisters, big brothers, step-parents? The modern family comes in all shapes and sizes. This gentle and witty picture book looks at one such family.

Family Forest approaches complex modern family structures in a very light-hearted entertaining way. As the boy narrating the story explains how his family works, children reading the story learn about step-parents and half-siblings and have a few giggles along the way.

This book isn’t just for children from blended families. My own immediate family is quite simple, but my children’s extended family and friendships include far more convoluted relationships and Family Forest is a wonderful way to help them understand the way other families can be both different and similar to their own.

Family Forest
is a lovely, entertaining way to show children that loving families do come in all shapes and sizes.

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1 comment

  1. Gene Edwards

    When the rhythm and melody of language become a part of a child’s life, learning to read will be as natural as learning to walk and talk.

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