Age range: 5+
Who's in your family? Frizzle and Me is the gently humorous story of a growing rainbow family. It's a big deal when your family changes, but with plenty of love to go around, even the biggest changes can be wonderful!
'Frizzle and Me jumps on board a current - and vital - trend for books celebrating diversity, and makes a respectable contribution to the cohort. The premise is that the definition of 'family' is simple: those around you, who you love and are close to...The clear message is that there is no such thing as 'normal' when it comes to family. The illustrations are reminiscent of Janet Ahlberg crossed with Helen Oxenbury: comforting and familiar landscapes where adults and children and pets all seem relaxed and connected. The repeated refrains from the central character - as each person joins the family, the child is confident that the important things will not change - will no doubt be embraced by young children.' - Books+Publishing
'Frizzle and Me is an endearing exploration of family dynamics. By purposefully choosing not to portray a traditional nuclear unit, the book draws attention to the role of affection, connection and acceptance in forming a strong family bond and in creating a place of safety for children during periods of change.' - Buzz Words Magazine
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