Friday, March 27, 2015

#Review: My Family Tree and Me by Dušan Petričić #Kidsbooks, #Multicultural

A young boy traces his ancestry from his great-great-grandparents to his own family in the present day. But as in every family, there is more than one side to the story! From front to back, follow along as the boy links the relatives on his dad's side. Then, from back to front, begin again as the boy links the relatives on his mom's side. A mini-lesson in genealogy, this unique flipped story explores how generations can all be connected, playfully reflected through illustrations of recurring, inherited physical traits among family members.

My review:
I love genealogy. I have always wanted to know where I came from and who my relatives were. This book is a kid's version of genealogy and it is quite precious.

What makes this book unique is told in the two very different covers above. The reader first reads about the child's Dad and how he came to be. The family line stops in the middle of the book.

The reader then begins at the back of the book and goes forward reading about the child's Mom's side of the family. Again, the family line stops in the middle.

Mostly being a picture book I was able to see the way the family resemblances came to be. The illustrations, done by the author, were whimsical and down-right cute.

If you want to introduce a child to genealogy or just talk about family resemblance, then this is the book for you.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through Net Galley. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

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