"FATHERS, MOTHERS, SISTERS, BROTHERS: A Collection of Family Poems" by Mary Ann Hoberman

"FATHERS, MOTHERS, SISTERS, BROTHERS: A Collection of Family Poems"

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Thirty wise, witty, neatly constructed poems, from a spirited definition (""Whether there's ten or there's two in your family,/All of your family plus you is a family!"") to an inclusive celebration (""Our Family Comes from Round the World""). Between is a sampling of configurations (""I am a half-brother/I am a whole-brother/I am a step-brother/There's just one of me!""); comical glimpses of the family scene; and some quieter, affectionate moments. In her lively illustrations, Hafner captures both the hilarious--like an uproarious four-ring family at dinner--and such blissful moments as getting Mom's full attention while sick in bed. Full of insight and lots of fun.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0316362514
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: "Joy Street/Little, Brown"