Review: What is a Family

What is a Family
Author: Annette Griffin
Illustrator: Nichola Cowdery
Ages: 1 to 5 years old

Families are groups that take care of their own. They all stick together to help make a home.

What a cute little book filled with helpful information! Families are indeed distinct groups of individuals that help shape a community.  This book introduces the many types of animal families, while providing their correct group name in alphabetical order (e.g. Ants have a colony, Fish like to swim in their schools). 

Griffin has composed beautiful sentences that appeal to young readers; while keeping them simple and easy to follow. Children love informational books about animals and this one is a great introduction.

Cowdery’s illustrations are adorable with cheery bright colors; and, adorned with anthropomorphic hints of human clothing. I personally enjoyed the touch of adding a bow in the gorilla’s hair and a bow tie on the eel.  

What is a Family, is a delightful read that will have younger children entertained throughout.

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My thanks to Familius for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.

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Tyler StapletonContributor
Tyler has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, from The University of Virginia. He is currently a Second-Grade Teacher. “I have an enormous library in my classroom and am constantly searching for new additions for my collection so that my little leaders can explore the world through books.” 

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