Monday, January 6, 2020

"What is a Family? on Sesame Street" - a bookwrap











Family Love Quotes


The basic connection between family will always be love. Remind your parents, siblings, cousins, children, or other of this with the following quotes.


  • “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” –John Wooden
  • “Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” –Irina Shayk
  • “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” –Barbara Bush
  • “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” –Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” –Anthony Brandt
  • “Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing.”
  • “Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” –Lisa Weed
  • “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” –Albert Einstein
  • “Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.” –Evan Esar
  • “Where there is family, there is love.”
  • “Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong.”
  • “Family is the heart of a home.”
  • “The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.” –Dodie Smith
  • “It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” –Peter Buffett



Unwrapping 





What Is Family?: On Sesame Street

By Sesame Workshop
Authored by Craig Manning
 Illustrated by Ernie Kwiat

* Ages:  2+
* Grade Level:  PS+
*Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Sourcebook Wonderland
* Pub. Date:  April 7, 2020
* Language:  English




Unwrapping Some Fun Illustrations 

















The Book




This new heartwarming book is from the incredible Sesame Street group series "Love."  Beloved characters from Sesame Street reiterate the importance of being in a family unit.   


A family is a Petri dish where members are protected, supported, cared for, taught, grow and shown unconditional love.  Grandmas and Grandpas are included, and vitally important, as they pass on the sacred family traditions, their elderly wisdom and of course the masterful art of spoiling the younger generation. 

"It's your parents, grandparents, siblings and friends,
  and the love the you feel as every day ends.
  It's a hug or a high five, or a song that you sing.
 A HOME is love, hope, and family, and that's everything."

Families come in all shapes, sizes and styles and a perfect definition is rendered on the back cover of the book: " Family is where the heart is."

The illustrations are very kid-friendly and adorable and the book is written in rhyme which is always a favourite of the younger set.  The message is inspirational and positive.  This would be a lovely asset for your home, a classroom and/or an elementary school library or as a gift to new parents.   I highly recommend this book.




Storywraps Rating -  5+++ HUGS!!!!!





Meet the Author


Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind the world-renowned children's program Sesame Street. With the mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder, Sesame Workshop has worked with educators to develop programs tailored to the unique needs of children all over the world. Sesame Workshop works to teach the whole child, providing lessons on topics from ABCs and 123s to health, emotional well-being, and respect.

Craig Manning is an author, journalist, songwriter, and storyteller. He has written several children's books for iconic brands like Sesame Street and Peanuts, including the USA Today-bestselling Sesame Street story The Great Easter Race. He lives in northern Michigan with his wife and their three cats.





Here's the Illustrator 






Ernie Kwiat (pronounced to rhyme with "what") is an illustrator who was born in Houston, Texas and raised near New Castle, in western Pennsylvania. He studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and later received his MFA, specializing in printmaking, from Mills College in Oakland, CA.
As an art director and graphic artist for a screen printing company in California, he began drawing and designing graphics for many companies such as Lucas Films, Capitol Records, Disney and Sesame Workshop. After twelve years, he left the commercial screen printing company to head the art department of Sesame Street Stores as an illustrator and product designer.
Kwiat has designed and completed the art for thousands of Sesame Street products and numerous books.


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