Happy Family Day!
What is Family Day?
In some provinces of Canada, Family Day (French: Jour de la famille) is a statutory holiday occurring on the third Monday in February. In the provinces of British Columbia (BC), Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan it is observed as Family Day.
Why Family Day?
Family Day is supposed to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta, and to give workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families. It was introduced in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in Ontario in 2008.
Fun Book to Define a Family
Authored by Annette Griffin
Illustrated by Nichola Cowdery
"This sweet and interesting early reader board book echoes of the famed Shakespeare's query. What is in a name? Whether geese are found in gaggles or dolphins in pods, a family by any other name is still as warm and loving! From A to Z, children will learn the many ways family is called to be. (Ages 2-5)"
-Darleen Wohlfeil, Reviewer,Midwest Book Review
Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You
"Ants have a colony.
Bats have a cloud.
Chickens have peeps,
where they can get loud."
All the way from A to Z, this colorful alphabet primer celebrates all kinds of diverse families, giving each animal family a name. With dolphins and their pods, iguanas and their messes, and kitties and their litters, it’s easy to learn about what makes a family . . . well, a family! Packaged as a well-crafted, sturdy, padded board book, it will stand up to years of exploration. Whether you are teaching the alphabet, animals, different types of families, or celebrating your own unique family, What is a Family is a colorful and fun introduction to the families all around us.
"Families are groups that take care of their own.
They all stick together to help make a home."
Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!
Meet the Author
Annette Marie Griffin is an award-winning author who has managed and directed programs for children and youth for more than twenty years. She has written curriculum for character growth and development of elementary-age children, developed parent training seminars to benefit the community, and counseled at-risk youth. Her passion is to help children find home. She and her husband have five children—three who have already flown the coop and two adopted teens still roosting at home—plus two adorable grands who add immeasurable joy and laughter to the whole flock.
About the Illustrator
London-based illustrator Nichola Cowdery has been illustrating on a professional level for 7 years. Her illustrations are inspired by laughter and cuteness—the quirkier, the better.
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