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Isla isn't happy that her family is changing, so her mother creates a clever family tree with Isla to teach her how to accept that families always grow. Her mother hands her two new leaves, but Isla doesn't think they belong. 'There's no room left on our branch - it's full!' she says. Isla tries to make them fit somewhere, maybe with her cousins, at Aunty Violet and Aunty Jasmine's house, or at Aunty Daisy and Uncle Doug's. There's definitely no room on her branch though! However, once she meets her new brothers she has a change of heart. She falls in love and finds room for them after all - 'Our branch grew a little,' says Isla. 'Our family is never too full.' Isla's Family Tree is the perfect book for any family needing to find a way to introduce new family members, or to show children how they belong in their own family. The book explores important issues surrounding familial change and acceptance, while also providing a glimpse into a diverse family. Including adopted cousins and same-sex couples, it highlights that every family is normal. There are no rules about what a family looks like in a forest full of family trees.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781925820379
Audience: Children / Juvenile
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 1 Apr 2020
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publication City, Country: Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24.5(H) x 25.5(L)

 

Reviews

"Perfect for young families expecting a new sibling." -- Daily Telegraph

 

Author Biography

Katrina McKelvey is a children's author with over ten years' primary school teaching experience. She regularly participates in literary conferences and festivals. Prue Pittock is an experienced illustrator with a distinctive style and particular love for a limited colour palette.

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