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Following the successful model of Me on the Map , Sweeney demystifies an abstract concept by presenting it from a child's point of view. In Me and My Family Tree , a young girl uses simple language, her own childlike drawings, and diagrams to explain how the members of her family are related to each other and to her. Clear, colorful, detailed artwork and a fill-in family tree in the back help make the parts of the family--from siblings to grandparents to cousins--understandable to very young readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780517885970
ISBN-10: 0517885972
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 228mm x 3mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Random House USA Children's Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » For children who are naturally curious about the people who care for them (most make inquiries into family relationships at an early age), Sweeney explains, with the assistance of a young narrator, the concept of a family tree. Photographs become understandable once the young girl learns the relationships among family members; she wonders what her own family tree will look like when she marries and has children. A larger message comes at the end of this story: not only does she have a family tree, but so does everyone in the world. Cable's drawings clearly define the process of creating a family tree; she provides a blank tree so children can start on their own geneaology. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Joan Sweeney

Joan Sweeney and Annette Cable continue to collaborate on the highly successful Me and My . . .series."

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