(Hardie Grant Egmont) Kim Kane and Lucia Masciullo
Family Forest is a book that will be snapped up by retailers and school librarians everywhere – as well it should be. It deals in a witty, open fashion with the blended family.
There are full siblings and half, step-parents and those with partners, not spouses. For the increasing number of kids for whom this is the norm, it is a welcome affirmation that these days families do indeed come in all shapes and sizes.
Kim Kane, who is a stepmother herself, has written this story for youngsters from five to eight or nine years old.