Our June Book Buddy review book was All The Families by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo.
See that dogs, bunnies and elephants have families just like you! And just like you, these families eat when they’re hungry and go to sleep when it’s bedtime. Join all the families in this touching and comforting story from the hidden treasures of Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children’s classic Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. A beautifully illustrated story to share.
Little Sis and I have been reading this book. It is perfect for her (32 months) but a little too simple for her older brother (4 years old).
We’ve read it a couple of times and examined the illustrations which are really lovely. We were able to talk about the different animals and families (although it took her a while to realise I wasn’t talking about her Sylvanian Families). It’s a nice and easy concept to grasp, that all families do the same essential things.
Margaret Wise Brown wrote books for young children aged 2 to 5. We’ve never read Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny but they seem to get so many great reviews that I’ll definitely be looking out for them. The author died tragically young in 1952. She believed that very young children could be fascinated in the simple pleasures of the world around them and All The Families is a lovely book, full of easy repetition and great for little learners.