Dad and Daddy's Big Big Family is a charming and well written illustrated children's book by Seamus Kirst. Due out 9th May 2023 from the American Psychological Association on their Magination Press imprint, it's 32 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.
This is such an appealing book for the youngest readers and the adults in their lives. It explores the meaning of family and follows an extended family through the experiences of young cousins Noah and Harper at their family reunion. The story, from Harper's point of view, examines what it means to be family (do we all have to live in the same house?), to how families can be made of people we're biologically related to, or step-families, or blended families; all kinds of families.
It's fully illustrated throughout, and the art by Karen Bunting is simple and colorful, with lots of appealing details, inviting a longer look. The text is simple and well done, with good age appropriate explanation which will be easy to understand.
Five stars. Beautifully written and illustrated. This would be a superlative choice for public or school library acquisition, home use, classroom reading, or gifting.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.