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Isla's Family Tree

Katrina McKelvey Prue Pittock



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EK Books
01 April 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks; Personal & social issues: siblings (Children's&YA)
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.
By:   Katrina McKelvey
Illustrated by:   Prue Pittock
Imprint:   EK Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 255mm, 
ISBN:   9781925820379
ISBN 10:   1925820378
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 11 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Isla's Family Tree

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

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