Picture Book Review: Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree

Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree by Judy Gilliam
Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree
by Judy Gilliam, Laura Addari (Illustrations)

4 out of 5 stars

Florence’s class is making family tree projects, and Florence is worried that her tree will cover the whole wall in the classroom. Her family is big and blended and beautiful. She has three sets of parents and step-parents, along with several half-brothers and half-sisters. Florence isn’t sure if her class will quite understand the complexity of her family tree, but she learns to be proud of her unique family.

I loved this sweet book about family identity!

Florence is just adorable, and she has to navigate her anxiety over how other people might judge her family. As she learns to appreciate her wild and complicated family connections, she has the confidence to explain her family tree and celebrate how massive her class project has become.

The illustrations are lovely with soft colors and gentle brush strokes. I like the fuzzy quality of the art style. Each character is really cute!

I love the positive message of family in this book!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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