About the Book
Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn’t have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn’t matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because "the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another." This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesléa Newman.
My Take on the Book
"The most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love each other."
This is a quote directly from this must read book. To say that it is the theme is accurate. So is the fact that the author does an excellent job in showing through her text and the excellent illustrations by Laura Cornell, that families come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and genders.
Our families today are divergent. We have a mother and father, single parents, grandparents raising their grandchildren, and two mommies or two daddies. Of course we also have children in foster care to consider. I believe the teacher in the story does such a great job helping all the children to see how important their families are. In the story you will see how each child's family is different too.
I was surprised to find out this story was written 25 years ago. It is wonderful it is still available. I so hope parents and teachers will buy a copy to read to their children.
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