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My Two Homes
Contributor(s): Harrington, Claudia, Persico, Zoe (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1624021093     ISBN-13: 9781624021091
Publisher: Looking Glass Library
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Product Type: Library - Other Formats
Published: September 2015
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Annotation: Lenny follows Skye for a school project and learns about her life with two homes.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Children of divorced parents; Juvenile fiction.
Parent and child; Juvenile fiction.
Families; Juvenile fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Family | Marriage & Divorce
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Family | Stepfamilies
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Health & Daily Living | Daily Activities
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2015002677
Lexile Measure: 160
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: My Family
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 11.00" W x 0.50" (0.65 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 175714
Reading Level: 1.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring)
In each book, second grader Lenny interviews a "Student of the Week" at home, highlighting what's special about the classmate's family. The cheery if formulaic stories differ in the particulars (and occasionally reinforce stereotypes), but underscore what all families ideally have in common: everyone's parents/guardians love them best. The cartoony pictures of diverse groups (oddly featuring lots of winking) match the upbeat tone. [Review covers these My Family titles: My Grandparents, My Military Mom, My Mom and Dad, My Two Dads, My Two Homes, and My Two Moms.]

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

PreS-Gr 2—A simple and approachable glimpse at blended families and divorce. Following the same format as the other books in the series, this title has Lenny, the class reporter and photographer, going home with a new Student of the Week to learn about her family. Skye lives part of the time with her father and part of the time with her mother and stepdad. Lenny is impressed with the girl's two bedrooms, loving family, and wicked curve ball. Skye refers to all of the adults in her life as her parents and gives them credit for teaching her all she knows about baseball. This is a warm and idealized look at blended families with happiness at each end. The stylized cartoon artwork features large-headed characters (they resemble bobble-head dolls) with extra large eyes and smiling expressions. VERDICT A pleasantly painted picture of blended family life for the primary school crowd.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA

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