My Family Tree and Me

My Family Tree and Me

Book - 2015
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"This one-of-a-kind picture book provides a beautifully simple introduction to the concept of family ancestry. It uses two stories in one to explore a small boy's family tree: the boy tells the family story of his father's side starting from the front of the book, and that of his mother's side starting from the back of the book. Four previous generations are introduced for each, from his great-great-grandparents to his parents. The grand finale in the center of the book reveals the boy's entire extended family, shown in one drawing with all the members from both sides identified by their relationship to him. Of particular interest is the cultural diversity of the boy's family, which includes European and Asian ancestors, and readers can visually interpret the family members' physical characteristics as they get passed on through the generations. Award-winning illustrator Dušan Petričić's classic artwork contains thoughtfully selected details with a touch of play and humor. And, since most of the story is told in the art, this is a wonderful tool for enhancing children's visual literacy as they spend time making connections and looking for clues.
Publisher: Tonawanda, NY :, Kids Can Press,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781771380492
Branch Call Number: JP Petri
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm


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BAIR Jun 24, 2015

Interesting concept, but this picture book didn't do it for me.

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BAIR Jun 24, 2015

Interesting concept, but this picture book didn't do it for me.

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