Monday, November 23, 2009

Josh and Jaz have three mums

Josh and Jaz have three mums
by Hedi Argent;  British Association for Adoption & Fostering.
illus. by Amanda Wood
Language: English
London : BAAF, ©2007.
22 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN: 9781905664122; 1905664125
Summary: Mummy Sue and Mummy Fran help the children to understand that every family tree will tell a different story and that life would be boring if they were all the same. Working together, they produce a family tree that Josh and Jaz are truly proud of and one that wins the admiration of all their classmates. This brightly illustrated book for young children aged five to eight helps to explain the diversity and “difference” of family groups, and encourages an understanding and appreciation of same sex parents. Josh and Jaz Have Three Mums will be particularly useful for social workers, child care professionals, carers and adoptive parents when exploring the complexities of modern family life with young children. The book would be a valuable addition to every primary school library as it provides triggers for discussion about tolerance and different kinds of families.

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