There are many ways to be a family. This children's book follows the computer Rufus' first working day in kindergarten. Rufus has an amazing memory, and his job is to remember who picks up each child. Rufus is initially a bit stiff and old-fashioned, but quickly becomes overwhelmed and crashes spectacularly!
The children update Rufus about modern family constellations, and he becomes much more tolerant and understanding of the many different family structures that exist.
The purpose of this book is to make every reader feel equal, and part of a real family, no matter what his or her family structure is.
Use this book as inspiration to discuss the different family structures with children. Let the child tell about his or her own family. Find a family in the book that resembles your own, and spark a conversation.
30 pages illustrated with vibrant and happy illustrations, written in easily read-aloud language. All the children in this book are content in themselves and their family structure.
The following family structures are represented in the book:
Co-parents or platonic parents
Divorced family with new partners and new sibling
One parent has passed away
Dad has left
E-book, readable on tablet, smartphone, computer and e-reader. The book is delivered in PDF format, A4 size, so it is easily printable if you so wish.
To print from an iPad, in iBooks, open the book and click the 'Share' icon at page top. This allows you to print wirelessly, or e-mail the book to a printer-connected PC or Mac.
Published in English 11. August 2017. Published in German 24. February 2018
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The team behind this book:
Signe Fjord (born 1974): Solo mum of Zinelle (born 2012)
Master of Law, coach and consultant on well-considered family formation. Lecturer and author of the books "Solo mom to a donor child - the decision", and "Mommy and the love child - a solo-mom-child-family is created".
Sune Watts (born 1972): Single dad
BA (Hons) Illustration from the Glasgow School of Art.
Has drawn for several Danish national newspapers, television and large publications. He now primarily illustrates children's books and magazines.