We Are Family by Patricia Hegarty

We Are Family

Written by Patricia Hegarty
Illustrated by Ryan Wheatcroft

3+ readers   Bedtime Reading   5+ readers   

The Lovereading4Kids comment

‘Money doesn’t matter, nor colour, creed, nor name - /In each and every family, the love we feel’s the same’: these are the concluding lines and the overriding theme of this attractive picture book. Over busy, vibrant pages a number of families are seen going about their daily lives, sharing meals, going to school, enjoying days out, and experiencing difficult times too. Each family is different: there are two parent families, single parent families, same-sex parents, grandparents bringing up a child, and a couple with an adopted child. The text but mostly the illustrations make clear that the families have much more in common than things that divide them. There’s a stylish retro feel to the illustrations, children will enjoy poring over the pictures to spot details while the message is more important now than ever. ~ Andrea Reece


We Are Family by Patricia Hegarty

All families are different - and yet in many ways the same! This book uses a gentle rhyming text to follow eight different families, celebrating their everyday differences as well as the similarities they share.

About the Author

Patricia Hegarty began working in children's publishing more years than she cares to remember and is now Editorial Director at CaterpillarBooks. As an editor she has worked on titles ranging from atlases to animal pop-ups, craft kits to crazy mazes and sticker books to secret diaries.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 3 years


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Caterpillar Books Ltd an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

11th January 2018




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