Families Belong – written by Dan Saks, illustrated by Brooke Smart

    Families Belong – written by Dan Saks, illustrated by Brooke Smart, Rise x Penguin Workshop, 9780593222768, 2020

Format: Board book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

What did you like about the book?  A celebration of families being together.  ‘Families belong.  Together like a puzzle.  Different-sized people.  One big snuggle.’   Families are meant to be together- singing, biking, eating, cleaning, relaxing, comforting during a thunderstorm, dancing, and exploring new places. Simple text with expressive illustrations and a diverse display of how families look today.

First in the series was, Families Can.  In addition, author Dan Saks has a podcast for families full of music and resources at noodleloaf.com.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  A nice read aloud for families to enjoy together.

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, day cares, home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  October 26, 2020

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