Ants have a colony.
Bats have a cloud.
Chickens have peeps,
where they can get loud.
All the way from A to Z, this colorful alphabet primer celebrates all kinds of diverse families, giving each animal family a name. With dolphins and their pods, iguanas and their messes, and kitties and their litters, it’s easy to learn about what makes a family . . . well, a family! Packaged as a well-crafted, sturdy, padded board book, it will stand up to years of exploration. Whether you are teaching the alphabet, animals, different types of families, or celebrating your own unique family, What is a Family is a colorful and fun introduction to the families all around us.
Families are groups that take care of their own.
They all stick together to help make a home.
Annette Marie Griffin is an award-winning writer who has managed and directed programs for children and youth for more than twenty years. She has written curriculum for character growth and development of elementary-age children, developed parent training seminars to benefit the community, and counseled at-risk youth. Her passion is to help children find home.
She and her husband have five children—three who have already flown the coop and two adopted tweens still roosting at home—two adorable grands who add immeasurable joy and laughter to the whole flock.
Nichola Cowdery is a professional illustrator living in London with her lovely family. Her children's books illustrations and greeting cards are inspired by laughter and cuteness—the quirkier, the better.