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This soulful exploration of the many forms a family can take will move readers and inspire reflection and conversation about what unites us and what makes us distinct individuals.

This philosophical picture book from Colombian creator Dipacho explores the many ways we live with other people–or, at times, apart from them–with striking illustrations of the jabiru, the largest member of the stork family of birds. In spare, poetic text and stunning watercolors, Dipacho honors family togetherness as well as families whose members choose to live apart, or are separated by circumstances. Moving spreads pay tribute to family members who have died, and those just born. This ingeniously conceived book gives equal weight to the conventional and the unconventional arrangements in which we live, validating unorthodox families everywhere and sparking conversations about what it means to be a family. The book ends with informational back matter about the fascinating jabiru stork, grounding it in the world of facts. 


I thought that this was a really good book and the illustrations were brilliant!

The illustrations really worked with the story and brought the book to life

The book is a simple read that shows it everyone is different in their own ways, some want to be together, some want to be alone, some live in family groups, but in the end as long as everyone is happy that is all that matters – a simple message that the book gets over really well.

I loved reading the book with my five-year-old daughter and she really enjoyed it too – well she read it to me! I loved the facts at the end too so you can learn more about the Jabiru Stork too.

It is 5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended!