Book Review, "Who's in the Family?"
Written by: Robert Skutch
Review By: Julia Ransohoff,
high school student writer
Who's in a Family? presents a variety of types of families – both human and animal. From the elephants who segregate into groups of males and groups of females, to the young boy who has two households of parents after a divorce, this book helps children understand that a family is built on love.
It is this affection among family members – no matter what their gender, race, shape, or size – that makes a family complete. The book describes families with no children, grandparents raising children, multi-ethnic families, and single parents.
After reading this book, children will better understand the different types of families that make the world a unique place, and how their family is also unique. Children could easily read this book and comprehend it on their own, but I suggest reading this book as a family and discussing what makes your family unique.
The last page of the book includes space for a child to draw their family and understand how the love in a family creates a full circle, no matter who is in the family.
Reviewed By: Adolescent Interest Group
strong>Last Reviewed: August 2013