FREE TO BE. . .A FAMILY by Marlo & Friends Thomas

FREE TO BE. . .A FAMILY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Stories, poems, songs, and illustrations on the theme of different types of families and family relationships, which will also be aired as two prime-time TV specials and published as record albums--a useful browsing title that inexpensively packages short works by 68 authors, illustrators, songwriters, and personalities. Similar to Free to be. . . You and Me, most selections are reprinted from books and magazines or have been previously aired on TV; they vary wildly in quality. Contributers include John Steptoe, Charlotte Zolotow, Shel Silverstein, Whoopi Goldberg, The Fat Boys, Superman, and Kermit the Frog. The tone is consistently upbeat, emphasizing love, tolerance, pride, and humor. And children of various racial and ethnic groups, as well as those who are physically or mentally handicapped, are included. Indexed.

Pub Date: Nov. 2nd, 1987
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Bantam