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Me and the Family Tree

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Me and the Family Tree 
by  Carole Boston Weatherford

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A story of a little one who starts recognizing the similarities between her physical features and that of her family members stating that she can see her family tree every time that she looks in the mirror. 

I gave this story four stars as it is super cute for a little kids and very relatable for most. 

Thank you to net galley in the author for the E copy of this book for my honest review
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In ME AND MY FAMILY TREE, Carole Boston Weatherford creates a beautiful story connecting a child to her family, making for a perfect board book. The story is great for babies or small toddlers to introduce them to different family members and parts of the body. Ashleigh Corrin’s illustrations are beautiful and colorful, yet simple. The large faces dominating the pages make this book a sure attention-grabber for young children. Such a lovely book not to be missed!
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This is an attractive, appealing book. The written text explains how a young girl resembles various members of her family and the illustrations show these resemblances.. What is missing is any discussion of a family tree. For young readers, this needs to be clearly addressed. Or, the title should be different.
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Using a rhyming text and boldly colored graphic-style illustrations, this board book celebrates an extended African American family. The jaunty rhyme might encourage readers to share how they resemble relatives, emphasizing that each of us are individuals. The artwork does a nice job of showing family members with different shades of skin from light to darker brown, and different textures of hair, even though all those depicted are Black.
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I received an electronic ARC from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky through NetGalley.
Readers see a young person share how they are like each of their family members. They've inherited dad's mouth, mom's hair, uncle's chin, etc. The family connections delight and affirm how they belong. I love the analogy of a living family tree. This way of connecting will resonate with readers as they then think about how they share parts with other family members. Lovely illustrations.
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I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

The book follows  a young girl as she reflects on the characteristics she shares with her family members. This is a sweet book that reminds children and all of us about what makes us unique and beautiful and how we are all connected. I loved it!
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This a  cute book showcasing a child's family and the ways in which they resemble them.  I like how it promotes familial love.
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This simple picture book talks about the physical characteristics we get from our family members. Each page as beautiful illustrations and one line of large, easy to read text. It is a nice story for young children and it features black characters. I would recommend this book to parents of children in the age 3-7 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
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This adorable board book shows a beautiful family and a little girl who sees herself in each of her family members. The illustrations are cute and the book sends such a positive message about loving yourself.
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This is such a pretty, pretty picture book!

The illustration is so good. Kudos to the artist and the author for bringing a really cute little story about families. 

I would say the content has a lot more to offer than what the cover says.

Thank you, SOURCEBOOKS Kids, for the advance reading copy.
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A great book, with perhaps a misleading title. You don't get to SEE a family tree, and I think including one would have been an amazing addition! Especially if the "shared" body parts were somehow highlighted, so we could see what the familiar inheritance is like.

So, this is more about genetic inheritance. As in "I've got my grandma's cheeks" and "I've got my father's mouth." The artist did a great job getting those body parts to look alike, but not seem copy-pasted. Each person looks unique, but, looking through their features, there's a lot of that expected resemblance.

There is little text, and it's all well-chosen. I think this might actually work great as an early reader! No more than a sentence a page, and the most complicated word I can see is "smaller."

My kid enjoyed this one, and we had a fun time pointing out what features she got from me.

Advanced reader copy provided by the publisher.
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This sweet book stars an adorable little girl who is a walking, talking, family tree!  How quaint!  Who knew? 


"I've got my brother's ears

And my sister's big bright eyes.

I've got my grandpa's hands

Though mine are a smaller size."



She discovers that she is an impressive mosaic composed of different  physical parts similar to other family members. These familial contributions verify her belonging in the family and make her very unique as well.  

"Me and the Family Tree" is a celebration of her family heritage which is wrapped up in the special love bestowed upon her from many of the members.  

The large vibrant illustrations, by award-winning children's book illustrator and graphic designer Ashleigh Corrin, are fantastic and very kid-friendly.  It is a perfect bedtime story... or anytime story.  I love the book and highly recommend it.
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This toddler-friendly story traces all of the ways we are connected to our families, not just through looks, but through the things we love and the personality traits that we share. The solid colored backgrounds draw your attention to the different family members with bold illustrations that will draw the eye of older infants and toddlers.  It would be an especially great pick for a daycare or to recommend to families of young children.
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I love this!  What a beautiful tribute to the many people who love a child!  What a fantastic book for newborns and toddlers!  Would love to see a version of this for children who were adopted, too!
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Absolutely loved this book, I read it with my nephew and it got him excited about who he looks like in the family. It has been a hit, I cannot wait to order him his own hard copy. It's engaging.
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I loved this book! I’d love to buy a few copies for my nieces and nephews.  This will make an amazing and cuddly read aloud at bedtime. The illustrations are charming and warm. Bravo!
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