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My Dad is My Uncle's Brother

Joe Lyward

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Piece by piece, person by person, a little boy and his father put together a picture of their family

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A family is a thing of many parts – a complicated puzzle made of brothers, sisters, mums, dads, uncles, friends, grandparents. Children can often get lost in the maze of kinship, trying to understand who is a great-uncle and a stepfather, who's married to whom, what in-laws are, and why someone who's only just been born can immediately become a niece or a nephew to someone. Together with his father, the protagonist of this charming book climbs his own genealogical tree, happily finding his own place as a part of this big, lively, crowded universe.


'Such a fun concept, creatively and inclusively handled'
Two in a Teepee

'A wonderful way of introducing the notion of families to children'
Armadillo Magazine

'Fascinating … will provoke lots of discussion and help little ones to see just how their family fits together'
Parents in Touch

'There is a real sense of play in the way the characters have been drawn and collaged from a range of brightly coloured shapes'
The Association of Illustrators

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 27.0 x 18.5 cm

Extent: 28 pp

Publication date: 12 April 2018

ISBN: 9780500651582

About the Author

Joe Lyward studied Illustration at Plymouth University and has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. He won a graphite Pencil at the D&AD Awards in 2016, and was a V&A Illustration Awards nominee in 2012.