This book recently came up in my list of suggested reading. It's beautiful and too good not to share! We are currently loving A family is a family is a family written Sara O'Leary and illustrated by Qin Leng.
The story begins with a teacher asking her students what makes their families special. The answers are diverse and heart-warming.
Recommended for children 4-7 years of age. A family is a family is a family is open, honest and whimsical. This is such an important story to tell, that all families are different and all are worth celebrating. This is a fantastic book for normalizing various family types. There are blended families, families with same-sex parents, separated parents, foster parents and more.
This book has so many good lines!!
"Because I live with my grandmother, people sometimes think she's my mother. She's not. She's my everything."
"There are lots of kids in our family, Mom and Dad just keep coming home with more."
"I have more grandparents than anyone else I know."
"My mom says that before I was born I grew in her heart."
"I listened to everybody else, and then I remembered the time someone saw us all together at the park. She asked my foster mother to point out her real children. 'Oh, I don't have any imaginary children', Mom said. 'All my children are real.'"
This is a really gorgeous book and wonderful for sharing with young children!