My Two Homes

illus. by Zoe Persico. 32p. (My Family). ABDO/Magic Wagon. 2015. lib. ed. $19.95. ISBN 9781624021091; ebk. $19.95. ISBN 9781629699615.
PreS-Gr 2—A simple and approachable glimpse at blended families and divorce. Following the same format as the other books in the series, this title has Lenny, the class reporter and photographer, going home with a new Student of the Week to learn about her family. Skye lives part of the time with her father and part of the time with her mother and stepdad. Lenny is impressed with the girl's two bedrooms, loving family, and wicked curve ball. Skye refers to all of the adults in her life as her parents and gives them credit for teaching her all she knows about baseball. This is a warm and idealized look at blended families with happiness at each end. The stylized cartoon artwork features large-headed characters (they resemble bobble-head dolls) with extra large eyes and smiling expressions.
VERDICT A pleasantly painted picture of blended family life for the primary school crowd.

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