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Ros Asquith

Autor(a) de The Great Big Book of Families

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Obras por Ros Asquith

The Great Big Book of Families (2010) — Ilustrador — 268 exemplares
Babies (2000) 65 exemplares
I Was a Teenage Worrier (1988) 54 exemplares
Teenage Worrier's Guide to Lurve (1996) 41 exemplares
Toddler Story Book: Ball! (1999) 22 exemplares
Boo! (2004) 21 exemplares
Letters from an Alien Schoolboy (2010) 20 exemplares
Water Boy (1600) 17 exemplares
It's Not Fairy (2012) 16 exemplares
DK Toddlers: My Do It! (2000) 13 exemplares
Love, Fifteen (2005) 13 exemplares
Sleuths and Truths (Girl Writer) (2007) 11 exemplares
Mrs Pig's Night Out (2003) 9 exemplares
The Bad Trousers (2014) 8 exemplares
Make it Me (Orchard Red Apple) (1998) 6 exemplares
Spies and Lies (Girl Writer) (2008) 6 exemplares
The Big Fib (2015) 6 exemplares
Keep Fat Class (Fab Four) (1998) 5 exemplares
Bad Hair Days (Fab Four) (1997) 5 exemplares
Pass the Parcel (2003) 4 exemplares
All for One (Fab Four) (2003) 3 exemplares
Baby! (1988) 3 exemplares
Baby's Shoe (2005) 2 exemplares
Trixie Gets the Witch Factor (2007) 2 exemplares
Babyer (2009) 2 exemplares
Trixie Fights For Furry Rights (2014) 2 exemplares
Akta usoužené puberťačky (2003) 2 exemplares
Fibby Libby Ghost Ate My Toast (2008) 2 exemplares
Drama Queen (Fab Four) (2003) 1 exemplar
Teenage Worrier's Diary (2010) 1 exemplar
Frock Shock (Fab Four) (2003) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Charm School (1999) — Ilustrador, algumas edições126 exemplares
The Skiver's Guide (1984) — Ilustrador, algumas edições49 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Women Draw 1984 (1984) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Clever Princess (1983) — Ilustrador, algumas edições3 exemplares
Babies, Babies Everywhere! (2021) — Ilustrador, algumas edições3 exemplares


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This book has been banned, so of course I immediately read it. The ban is at least for showing same-sex parents, I don't know if the people who banned it could tolerate anything else, like mixed-race families, etc. There's nothing remotely about sex, let alone is there anything graphic. I had to laugh when I got to the families headed by two women - a friend of mine lived like that, her father died and her aunt lived with them. In those days, her mother and aunt were probably paid less than men who did the same job, because men have to support a family. So did her mother, of course, but that's what she gets for being so careless as to lose her husband. That was back when, as the author and illustrator say, most families in books were a white heterosexual couple with a boy and a girl. It seems to me that there was also usually a baby, who might or might not have had a specified sex or gender.

I think this is terrific. The sooner people recognize that not everyone is like them, the better. Whatever the book banners might prefer, people are extremely varied, and banning this book, or any number of other books is not going to alter the fact that there has never been a time when people conformed, or were able to conform, to their ideal.

The books is charming. The illustrations are lively and expressive, and it covers an enormous range of variety - not just differences in race, gender, and number of parents, but also religion, adoption, hobbies, communication styles. Brava to both the authors.

They also produced the equally charming and also banned, Babies, Babies Everywhere.. Or perhaps that was Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyer.
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PuddinTame | 29 outras críticas | Jun 25, 2023 |
Okay, this book is adorable. I love seeing all of the diversity in it, and the fact that all families, no matter who they're made up of, do a lot of the same things and have a lot of the same feelings. Awesome celebration of all types of families!
kerribrary | 29 outras críticas | Mar 5, 2023 |
Beh, diciamo che non era particolarmente indicato per una bambina di 9 anni! Infatti ricordo che mia mamma aveva tentato (invano) di tagliarlo a metà.. Probabilmente era fatto di acciaio temperato e quindi non ce l'ha fatta a ridurlo in brandelli :D
Sarà, ma a me piaceva leggerlo e "istruirmi", anche se ora non so quanto mi possa esser stato utile ahah :P
XSassyPants | Jun 11, 2022 |
This picture book brings up the topic of family and teaches children that not all families are the same. Growing up in a household, a child would assume that all other families look like theirs, because they have no reason to believe that they are different. I like the book for the message that it sends, as well as the multitude of illustrations and representations in its pages.

Illustrations: The main reason why I like this book is the way it is illustrated. Families of all different sizes and races are represented, as well as same-sex couples. This book would be beneficial in a kindergarten or young elementary school setting as it’s pictures present the written message without having to know what all of the words mean.
Plot: While it is a picture book and therefore has a minimal plot, the message that it sends is nonetheless important. It is a picture book for children who are beginning to become curious about families and why they seem to be different everywhere they go. It includes families up and down the socioeconomic ladder, families with LGBT parents, and families with varying races and ethnicities as parents.
Language: Each segment of text is brief and simplified, with the occasional challenging term being presented, such as “adoption” (Hoffman 5). While it is backed by the illustrations, the text does well to convey the story’s message in an easily digestible way for young students.
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mtrant1 | 29 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2019 |


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