The Great Big Book of Families Review


BigBookOfFamiliesThe Great Big Book of Families
Written by Mary Hoffman
Illustrated by Ros Asquith

Reviewed by Michelle Macpherson

When this book arrived for review, we had a pretty excited 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter. We have just had a new baby so the family topic is very relevant to us at the moment.

On first looks, the book is very bright and pleasing to the eye. It is very inviting and the kids couldn’t wait to open and read it.

This book explores all aspects of family life with the reader size and makeup. Homes, hobbies, holidays, work and much more! It looks at all different families.

It is well written and easy to manage to read or listen to for younger children. It is written in small manageable chunks. The pages are well laid out and it has a good mix of words and pictures. The illustrations are very well done pleasing to the eye and interesting to both my children.

At the beginning of the book, the author sets a challenge to the children to find a ginger cat on each page before turning over. This added element worked well in engaging my 3 year old who has a shorter attention span.

The book is produced to a good quality – it is quite large at A4 size which is good for visual ease, however my three year old found it a bit awkward to hold on her own.

It is a very educational book and teaches children all about the diverse range of families out there. It stimulated a lot of conversation and questions from my 5 year old son.

We will happily re-read this over and over enjoying it each and every time! I would highly recommend this for home or school book collections.

Rating: 5/5 thumbs_up

RRP: £12.99 (Hardback) / £8.99 (Paperback)

Available to buy from Frances Lincoln here.


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