Book review: One Family, by George Shannon, pictures by Blanca Gómez

Shannon, George. Pictures by Blanca Gómez. One Family. Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2015. $17.99. ISBN 9780374300036. Ages 2-6. Unp. P7 Q7

Shannon One FamilyOne Family is a friendly counting book that encourages acceptance and inclusion. From number one to ten, Shannon explains that many components—be they family members, pears, shoes, or puppies—can form one family. Blocky, two-dimensional illustrations of diverse families—including several races and a Sikh family—doing varied activities show that not all families look alike. This pleasantly designed book demonstrates that while not all families look alike, or act alike, they all come together to create one global family.

January 2016 review by Lillian Curanzy.


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