Happy Valentine’s Day! I love the nice review that Publishers Weekly gave Meet My Family! recently:
In a tender celebration of family, more than 20 baby animals describe the ways the adults in their lives care for them. A baby beaver has lived in one home for all of its life, but an orangutan infant gets a new nest each night: “I never know where I’ll be, but I always know she’ll be right beside me.” Coleman shows the animal families interacting in sunny, collage-like digital illustrations, emphasizing different habitats through variations in color and texture. Salas also makes some allusions to nontraditional human families: “Two dads are what I’ve got!” says a penguin chick; “I’ve never met my dad,” states a raccoon kit. In a fitting conclusion, a final spread shows groupings of four human families, including single parents, a Muslim family, and two mothers with their children. Ages 5–9.
Also, here’s an updated blog tour graphic–excited to extend the tour to one more date with science writer expert and advocate Melissa Stewart!