Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Patricia Hegarty
Illustrator: Ryan Wheatcroft
Publisher: Tiger Tales
From first thing in the morning to late parts of the night, families are together celebrating the happy times and comforting each other through the disappointments. Some families are big and others are small. Some family members look like each other and others look very different from one another. No matter where they live, what language they speak, or what they look like, each family has the common factor of love.
We Are Family is a heart warming book about the culture within a family. Hegarty does a wonderful job of expressing the complexity of a family unit and putting it into simple yet powerful words. The illustrations by Ryan Wheatcroft are beautifully done, capturing the diverse and tender moments within families. Though each family is different, the loving bond between them is the same. Every family can relate to this book and would find great value in adding it to their library collection.