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Have fun with the kids, moms, dads and pets in this delightful book that celebrates LGBTQ families as it teaches young children the alphabet....

Title : ABC: A Family Alphabet Book
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ISBN : 9780967446813
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 34 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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ABC: A Family Alphabet Book Reviews

  • Emelda
    2018-12-16 18:32

    The kiddo said to give this one 4 stars and it was his favorite of the new library books we read today. I would have given it 3 myself. Maybe even 2- I would never buy this, no matter how cute, because it mentions zoos, aquariums, eggs (as a vegan, I don't want to support any of those), AND has a little girl dressed in a stereotypical "Indian" costume which is racism in action (as someone who is of color, I also don't want to support that, either). I REALLY wish those elements hadn't been there I probably would have put it on my to-buy list otherwise.

  • Emily Holder
    2018-12-21 16:16

    This book is an ABC learning book, while some aspects of it discuss diverse families, LGBT families in particular. Not every page has to do with diverse families, but enough of them do to make it relevant for this topic. I chose this book because it is educational in multiple aspects. I also chose it because students may recognize the format of alphabet books and therefore be more comfortable or more likely to want to read this particular book.The story is interested to children, however only those within the target audience, those older will probably be bored. It offers children much to think about, and is age appropriate. It does not have much in lines of a plot or a problem and solution, but it has realistic characters and appropriate language. The illustrations are accurate and relate to the text. They also hold the interest of the children throughout the story and the illustrations add to the story.The characters in the book represent a variety of different cultural groups and many different perspectives are exposed to the readers. There are no negative stereotypes present about the represented groups, and the lifestyles seem very genuine. The characters really don't use much speech in this book so there are not many opportunities to represent their traditions. I do not believe the author is a part of the represented groups, but there is a great amount of diversity in the groups that are represented.

  • Kimberly
    2018-12-28 20:23

    I give this book a 4 star rating.This book is an alphabet book. Each letter, they tell a story about what each family does. The thing I like about this book is that it introduces the idea that their are more then one family structure. This doesn't come from the story but the pictures. This book can be a way to bring up the conversation without having to make it to mature.Ways to use this in a classroom.1) Introduce different family strucutures2) Make a class family ABC book3) Write prompt about family stories

  • Shelby Miller
    2019-01-05 19:31

    This book teaches children so much more than just the alphabet! Throughout the illustrations and storyline, many diverse families, children, and scenes are created. This includes same gender parents, children with disabilities, families among many races, and people of all body types. Topics: alphabet, colors, families, gender, disabilities, body type, race, culture, counting, siblings, parents, family structure.

  • Lara
    2018-12-29 15:23

    This is a standard A-Z picture book, but all families represented are gay & lesbian parents. I wasn't crazy about most of the illustrations and would have liked to see more racial/ethnic diversity. Since it was published in 2000, I'm disappointed that there's a culturally insensitive illustration of a girl dressed up in a stereotypical "Indian" costume. I hope parents & teachers use the illustration for "B" to open a discussion about stereotypes of "Indians" or Native Americans. While giving a voice to one under-represented group, that image silences another. Aside from that, I like the concept of the book and would share it with children.

  • Ally
    2019-01-03 22:04

    TEXT SETThis book is an A through Z book with each book representing a fun family activity that starts with that specific letter. On each page the family depicted in the illustrations is either a gay or lesbian couple as parents. For example “A is for awake” shows a child blowing a horn to wake up his two moms in bed. “ Or C is for cookies”Both of my dads know how to make great chocolate chip cookies.” It is considered a non-issue book, meaning the nature of the content doesn’t directly discuss the issue at hand, rather presents the characters to show the issue.

  • Amy Rae
    2018-12-22 20:27

    It's a fairly standard sort of alphabet book--it wouldn't be the slightest bit notable if not for the fact that it features gay and lesbian parents. But for that fact, it does have value on the bookshelf.Another reviewer notes that the illustrations do include an example of "playing Indian," which is unfortunate. I have to admit I didn't notice that in my readthrough, but that's because I was at work and had to do it quickly!

  • Lbbkids
    2018-12-17 16:24

    This is a really cute alphabet book aimed at queer families that shows kids' favorite things to do with their moms and dads. The goofy and colorful illustrations show families from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds having fun together. From waking their moms up early with a tuba seranade, to swinging on the jungle-gym with their dads, the illustrations will make kids laugh out loud, and will provide them with many opportunities to learn new words in addition to the alphabet!

  • Hannah Givens
    2019-01-14 17:32

    Nice casual alphabet book with same-sex parents. I found it a bit weird that ALL the parents were same gender, though, because (on an admittedly very quick skim) it didn't look like they were the same families over and over, so why not include some different-sex couples and single parents?

  • Coley G
    2019-01-14 20:12

    3.5 StarsCute and it's always nice to introduce kids to different kinds of families but the art style is not my thing and the part about dressing up as an Indian contradicts, to me, the book's inclusive purpose. Still, not a bad little ABC book and my kid liked it.

  • Vanessa Dougherty
    2019-01-07 18:19

    This book celebrates the LGBTQ community while teaching the letters of the alphabet. Learning about different family dynamics like, moms, dads, siblings, etc children are introduced to the different families peers may have. This book would be great to start conversations about diverse families.

  • Autumn Yoon
    2019-01-12 15:08

    LOVE this book it serves 2 purposes - works as an ABC book and exposes students to different families. I would recommend reading this story to students or children in Kindergarten - 3rd.

  • Savannah Cohen
    2019-01-01 17:13

    “ABC: A Family Alphabet Book” is a great resource for pre-k and kindergarten students. This book teaches the alphabet while also showing a variety of different kinds of families. This book is really fun and entertaining for pre-k and kindergarten students because they love identifying their letters and different words that start with those letters. Children are also familiar with this format making it easier for them to follow along and enjoy the content. Each letter shows a different family doing some sort of fun activity that corresponds with the letter. The families are highly diverse and cross a lot of different cultural and ethnic groups. This book is representative of same-sex couples, adoption, and single-parent homes. Because this book offers such rich diversity, the many perspective that it shows children are invaluable. Not only is it addressing this diversity and the many different ways that people can make a family, it is also teaching the alphabet in a fun way with amazing illustrations. I love this book because I think every child who picks it up can find some sort of representation of themselves or their families.

  • Stacey Rocheleau-Bourgeois
    2019-01-12 23:03

    LOVE this one--a book with great pictures of 2 mom and 2 dad families.