I just LOVE ABC books and especially special kinds. Not just your standard ABCs with animals or fruit, but instead doing it with jobs, or in this case families.
Right from the bat though I have to mention that I was very confused by my digital copy and I was wondering if this is how the book would be in physical. What is wrong? Well, each two page spread begins on the left side with the explanation on what the word means, but you don’t get the letter along with the word on the right page. I was terribly confused the first time and thought I missed a page, then I looked to the right page and there was the letter and the word. Why would you do it this way? Is this how it is going to be on the physical copy? Because I sincerely hope not. It just makes mores sense to give us the letter/the word and then the explanation. In the end I decided to just do the right page first so I would have a clue what the left page was about.
Something else that I always think is a shame is when review copies have sharp and perfect text but the images are blurry and not that good. It is just a shame. It takes away from the fun. It takes away a bit of my love.
But all in all, I really enjoyed the book especially when I got in the right flow of reading x page first and then y. I loved the words that they picked and the variety that is in them. From adoption to dads and moms. But also what family can mean, like joy. I even learned a new one, nuclear family. That is a first I ever heard about that one. Then again, I live in the Netherlands, but I also never seen the word pop up in any English book I read. The art was blurry but I did like the style and how colourful it was. It definitely brought a smile on my face.