Author(s): Mary Hoffman
This book takes one element of The Great Big Book of Families — the arrival of new members into a family — and explores all the different ways a baby or child can become part of the clan, including natural birth within a nuclear family, adoption, fostering, same-sex parents, and many other aspects of bringing babies or children home.
Following in the approach of the Great Big Book series, Welcome to the Family includes 12 double spreads, each exploring one theme, and lots of humor, jokes, and fun along the way. A unique information book, Welcome to the Family spreads an important and positive message: every family is different and every family is equally valid and special, no matter how or when their children arrive.
MARY HOFFMAN is the internationally acclaimed author of nearly 100 books for children, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire. For more information about her books, visit her website: www.maryhoffman.co.uk
ROS ASQUITH has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years and has written over 60 books for children and teenagers. As well as the Great Big Books with Mary Hoffman, Ros wrote and illustrated the picture book It's Not Fairy. She is also the author of the Teenage Worrier series and Letters from an Alien Schoolboy, shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Ros Asquith lives in north London. For more information about her books, visit her website: www.rosasquith.co.uk