Cover Image: My Family, Your Family!

My Family, Your Family!

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

I received this e-book ARC from NetGalley. Thank you!

This book is so simple and so sweet! The illustrations are so thought provoking. All kinds of families are illustrated here - traditional and non-traditional families, blended families, etc. I think this is the perfect book for anti-racists and for families with non-traditional views of gender norms.
Was this review helpful?
Lots of Families

This is a sweet book that depicts a variety of family types: heterosexual couples, single parents, homosexual couples (both male and female), blended families, multi-generational families, separated families, large families, small families, etc. The author and illustrator were sure to include people of color and different religions as well. There are only a few words per page, most like the title, though others told what kind of family was being seen (e.g., blended family). A great way to open up a discussion about different kinds of families in case children have questions. Be sure to look at all the elements of the illustrations, as sometimes you find some very funny interactions between young siblings.
Was this review helpful?
This simplistic, yet wonderful children's picture book is one that I think absolutely every child should have, and should see.
Not only does it show that there are multiple ways to have a family, but it shows complete diversity, and connectedness through the simple fact that almost all of us have a family.
It shows gay parents, parents that are separated, families that live a distance away. But they're all families, and I think that is absolutely wonderful.
5/5 stars.
Was this review helpful?
A lovely book that is diverse and shows kids all the different kinds of families that exist. I really liked the illustrations.
Was this review helpful?
I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. This picture book is about how all families look different.
Was this review helpful?
I received an e-galley from Second Story Press in exchange for an honest review.

In MY FAMILY, YOUR FAMILY by Kathryn Cole and illustrated by Cornelia Li, young readers can read and learn about all the different types of families. Families come in so many different forms that are illustrated in this book and it’s a great introduction for children to learn about this diversity. The book is simplistic and focuses on short phrases and uses illustrations to really highlight the similarities and differences in families.
Was this review helpful?
Good Illustrations,simple wording,diversity.But I believe parents/teachers will be explaining a lot with each picture about the differences in these families.
Was this review helpful?
For a board book with so few words, I’m amazed how engaging My Family, Your Family! is. An excellent entry point for introducing toddlers to the diversity of families both near and far.
Was this review helpful?
My Family, Your Family is a perfectly sweet exploration of all different types of families. With diverse skin colors and family structures, Cole and Li show just how many ways there are to share family. The illustrations are beautiful and the simple text makes this easy to share with little ones.
Was this review helpful?
This simple story shows a variety of families.  There are very few words on the pages, but readers will likely see their families reflected on the pages.  A good option for preschool age readers.
Was this review helpful?
To start, I'm a mom to a 3 year old, and 16 month twins. The three year old has been obsessed lately, shouting out "we are a family" at least ten times a day when we are all in the car, or reading together on the couch, or eating breakfast all together at the table. She loved this book. With the quarantine in place due to COVID-19, our regular playdates with all of our various friends are not happening, and have not happened since March. The three kiddos she interacts with outside of our family are the three that go to daycare with her, and all have both a mom and a dad. While reading this book, she was curious and also made connections to some of the various types of families to our play date friends. One of the twins also was engaged and sat for the entire story (Only 10 pages in the epub, but there are a ton of illustrations and discussion opportunities).

There are depictions of single parent families, a child with grandparents, multi-cultural families, blended families, a heterosexual family, a family with two moms, one with two dads, etc. At the end, all of the families are playing together at the park. My daughter's highlight was that she found a family just like ours, complete with the triple stroller like the one she rides in with her twin brothers. I would recommend this book to all parents of preschoolers to begin the subject and multiple discussions involving how people are different, but similar. We will be buying this book once it is published and available to buy.
Was this review helpful?
Simple and cute with fantastic illustrations showing the amazing diversity of families. I especially loved the illustration of the siblings fighting!
Was this review helpful?
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This is a fantastic book showing children that no matter what their family set up is, all families are still a family - no matter the size, culture, parentage, distance or ages in the family. 

This is a fantastic book to help children understand that although other families may be very different to their they are still a family and still love and care for each other.
Was this review helpful?
What a wonderful book... a book for everyone! The illustrations are just so beautiful and inclusive. Whether you use this book to jumpstart and reinforce your younger kids' reading skills (very easy phrases and words) or you use this book as a conversation starter, this book is a wonderful addition to any home, school or public library! This book and its spirit is just what this world needs right now!

Thank you to NetGalley and Second Story Press for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Was this review helpful?
I loved the simplicity of this book! 

There was a variety of family's shown and this would fit perfect with a school's units on families and different types of families. I enjoy that there isn't a lot of language, as it will provides room for students to think about the pictures - not just the text. This also means it's accessible for low-readers and ELL students with limited language skills.

I'd love to use this as a project where students show what is a like and different in each of the pictures that are next to each other. I'm excited to purchase this book for my classroom.
Was this review helpful?
This is a cute book about some of the many different ways families are. Good variety. Sweet illustrations. Nice, simple language.
Was this review helpful?
My family, you family! is a board book celebrating families. It emphasize all kinds of families and shows kids that no two families are a like.  The story is well written, and the illustrations really reiterate the diversity in family dynamics.
Was this review helpful?
This board book is endearingly illustrated.  Through its use of s simple text and pictures, many kinds of families are shown.  All are given equal weight.  This is a matter of fact, inclusive title for little ones.  I recommend it.


Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review.
Was this review helpful?
My Family, Your Family! is a special board book filled with family affirmations.  It deserves to have a place in every library and on every family's bookshelf.
Was this review helpful?
All families are different and there are many different kinds of families. A simple book to show young children about families. It was a bit more simpler than I expected it to be. Good for toddler age children. 
Thank you to Netgalley and Second Story Press for an ecopy in exchange for my honest review. 
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Was this review helpful?