Norma Simon is the beloved author of dozens of books for children including Fire Fighters; All Kinds of Friends; and Nobody's Perfect, Not Even My Mother.Sarah S. Brannen is the author-illustrator of Madame Martine, Madame Martine Breaks the Rules, and Uncle Bobby's Wedding. She lives in Massachusetts.
"The diversity of family structures in our multiethnic society is
warmly and positively conveyed in this picture book, which stresses
the supportive nature of the family, whether together or apart.
That families are for 'caring loving sharing' in good as well as
sad times is iterated joyously in flowing text and soft, expressive
illustrations alternating color with black-and-white spreads of a
great variety of family units and experiences." Booklist"
"Simon's revised text strives toward inclusiveness in describing diverse family constellations, and Brannen's soft-engaging illustrations augment its efforts." Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2016
"Embracing the full spectrum of families, nuclear, traditional, adoptive, racial, and divorced households are represented in a lucid, contemporary style." School Library Journal