Me and My Family Tree

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Crown Publishers, May 18, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 32 pages
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From the creators of Me on the Map and Me and My Place in Space, here is a fun, easy introduction to genealogy for young children. As in her previous books, Sweeney demystifies an abstract concept by presenting it from a child's point of view.  In Me and My Family Tree, a young girl uses simple language, her own childlike drawings, and diagrams to explain how the members of her family are related to each other and to her.  Cable's clear, colorful, detailed artwork helps make the parts of a family--from siblings to grandparents to cousins--understandable to very young readers.  Kids can makes sense of their own family connections by filling in the blank family tree provided at the end of the book.

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this story follows a child who is creating their family tree by coloring pictures of her family members and pasting them in the tree. She explains the order of her family members starting with herself and working outwards. This story is a great introduction to a family unit, particularly because the family tree she creates looks just like one an early learner could make about their family. After reading this story, students could discuss their family relationships and create their own family trees.  

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This is a great book because children are exposed to families from all over the world. Children are also able to ask, "Where did I come from?" and "Who do I look like?" The book is a great resource ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

Sweeney has extensive experience as an advertising copywriter, news columnist, and public relations director.

Joan Sweeney and Annette Cable's successful collaborations include "Me on the Map," "Me and My Place in Space," "Me and My Family Tree," and "Me Counting Time,