All Kinds of Animal Families

Kane Miller. Mar. 2021. 32p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781684641918.
PreS-Gr 1–This cheerful picture book depicts animals’ devotion to their young. The text begins with illustrations of diversity within human families, including same-sex couples and characters with tan skin. Following this spread, Henn discusses creatures in the animal kingdom. Each animal is protective and vigilant in safeguarding their babies’ health. Whether one female or two, one male or two, grandmother, siblings, community, or even adoption, Henn explains that what binds the families together is love. The colorful book is charming and sticks to the point. End matter includes brief facts about behavior, physical features, or habitat. A source list or bibliography are not included. Young children who are curious about the nuances in the world around them would benefit from this sweetly told narrative.
VERDICT Purchase for collections that need to strengthen their diversity training materials for preschoolers.

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