Little Harper meets her big web of family members in Dad and Daddy’s Big Big Family. The fun part of this book is right from the start you know you are getting a modern story. We have two dads to start us off. And one Dad (not Daddy) is having a family reunion, where Harper is going to be a lot of people, she does not know but told are her family. But when her newly meet cousin, Noah, said he thought families lived together, this gets Harper to thinking. How would everyone fit in her house? There are only two bedrooms, and she’s not keen on sharing her room. But of course, she learns that families are all the people that you have around you. They are the ones you are related to, they are the ones you choose, and they are the ones that make up the little families that make the big spider web of Your Big Family.
The other modern family dynamics we see are single parents, foster children, grandmothers raising grandchildren and stepfamilies. Even a cousin who is an adult living by herself. These families are created by the author Seamus Kirst and illustrated by Karen Bunting. Bunting’s illustrations are colorful, fun, sweet, simple, but also busy. They allow you to see how one big family can get together and have fun. And it is okay to share your room when you have cousin sleepovers!
For the most part, most ages will be okay with the book, as you can adapt it to fit your reader/listener. It might work best one-on-one reading, but a group could work. And most people will relate to at least part of the story