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The great big book of families

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 25 Libraries 26 of 27 copies
Available (26)
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book E Hoff
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Hof
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction qj HQ744.H54 2011
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
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CLP - Beechview Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Hazelwood Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Hill District Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
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CLP - South Side Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj HQ744.H54 2011
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book q E HOF
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F HOFFMAN 2011 CRAFTON 6/11
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Dormont Public Library Social SOCIAL HOFF
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 306.85 HOFFMAN
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Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
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Moon Township Public Library Easy FAMILY JE HOFFMAN
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Easy
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea HOFFMAN Mary
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 306.85 H68
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 306.85 H68
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j HOF
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Easys
 
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Scott Township Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 306.85 HOFFMA
Location  Scott Township Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 306.85 HOF 2011
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 306.85 H
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
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Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF HOFF
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Whitehall Public Library Easy Nonfiction ENF 306.85 H675
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
 
Call Number  ENF 306.85 H675
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Non-fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
This fun and fascinating treasury features all kinds of families and their lives together. Each spread showcases one aspect of home life-from houses and holidays, to schools and pets, to feelings and family trees. Ros Asquith's humorous illustrations perfectly complement a charming text from the acclaimed Mary Hoffman; kids will love poring over these pages again and again. A celebration of the diverse fabric of kith and kin the world over, The Great Big Book of Families is a great big treat for every family to share.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Celebrating diversity and connections, this generously sized picture book celebrates families with a different theme homes, school, jobs, holidays, food, clothes, pets, feelings on each double-page spread. Featured in the beautifully detailed, line-and-watercolor vignettes are nuclear families, single-parent families, adoptive and foster families, and some with two mommies or two daddies. The diversity extends beyond just the makeup of the families, though. The spread about work, for example, shows that in some families, everyone has a job (including kids doing chores). In some, there is a stay-at-home dad; in others, parents work at home, and the picture shows a mom at the computer, kids and pets all around her; and sometimes, parents just can't find work. With the joyful intimacy, sadness is also part of the family portraits, and so is anger, as when a kid fumes while everyone fusses over a new baby. Each illustration is a story in itself, and children will find themselves even as they recognize similarities to those who may seem very different.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In matter-of-fact prose and genial pen-and-ink drawings, Hoffman and Asquith reassure readers about something they may already know intuitively: there's no one right way to be a family. What sets their survey of familyhood apart in this growing genre is the collaborators' expansive take on demographics. They cover not only a wide range of parental and domestic arrangements, but also schooling, homes, consumerism, employment-or lack of it-and psychographics ("In some families everyone shares their feelings.... Sometimes not everyone in the family feels the same way about things"). Asquith's spreads have a lively, encyclopedic feel, with whimsical themed borders (variously clad feet march across the top of the "Transportation" section), occasional asides to the audience ("Is a teddy a pet?" a toy bear wonders), and a recurring cat character adding to the visual fun. "[F]amilies can be big, small, happy, sad, rich, poor, loud, quiet, mad, good-tempered, worried, or happy-go-lucky," writes Hoffman in her wrapup. "Most families are all of these things some of time." It may not be Tolstoyan wisdom, but it's undeniably true. Ages 5-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Juvenile literature.
Families.
Family life.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,2011
Contributors Asquith, Ros.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9780803735163 (hardcover)
0803735162 (hardcover)
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