Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers
A Collection of Family Poems
Who is a family?
Either a lot or a few is a family;
But whether there's ten or there's two in your family,
All of your family plus you is a family!
There is something for everyone in this celebration of families - poems about families of all sizes and configurations, about brothers and sisters, adoptees and stepsiblings, parents and grandparents, even a special ode to the only child. Both poems and Hafner's warm expressive illustrations convey the sense of what makes family life at once so wonderful and so unpredictable. Told from a child's point of view, the poems are perfect for reading alone or in the classroom and for family story times as well.
Praise For Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems…
Praise for Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers:
"Thirty wise, witty, neatly constructed poems...Full of insight and lots of fun." -Kirkus
"This humorous collection of poems is a real treasure." -Children's Literature
"The emphasis here is on diverse situations, and young listeners from nuclear, extended, fractured, foster, and adoptive families will all find a place in these poems and pictures" - The Bulletin
"Pleasant poems for and about everyone in the family; verses are happy, bouncy, poignant, and sometimes serious. A multicultural smorgasbord - nicely written and appealingly illustrated." -Horn Book
A Reading Rainbow Review Book
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316362511, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2001
About the Author
Marylin Hafner has illustrated hundreds of children's books, including Hanukkah!, Passover Magic, and Purim Play by Roni Schotter .