Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection Of Family Poems (Reading Rainbow Book)

Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection Of Family Poems (Reading Rainbow Book)

  • Publish Date: 2001-09-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Mary Ann Hoberman
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What is a family?
Who is a family?
Either a lot or a few is a family;
But whether there's ten or there's two in your family,
All of your family plus you is a family!

There is something for everyone in this celebration of families - poems about families of all sizes and configurations, about brothers and sisters, adoptees and stepsiblings, parents and grandparents, even a special ode to the only child. Both poems and Hafner's warm expressive illustrations convey the sense of what makes family life at once so wonderful and so unpredictable. Told from a child's point of view, the poems are perfect for reading alone or in the classroom and for family story times as well.

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