December 1976

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Brighton Memorial Library 2300 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14618

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(12):1374. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120130080017

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Family Life  Some children's books show traditional families with a working father, homemaker mother, and happy children. These books are valuable as illustrations of family, including bedtime, siblings, twins, and grandparents. Other social truths reflected in children's books are working mothers, adoption, divorce, and new babies, and they will be handled in future bibliographies. The annotations that follow are brief in order to include many titles. The suggested ages may be used flexibly.Busy Body Nora, by Johanna Hurwitz (Morrow, 1976). This book concerns the life of a family living in a New York City apartment building. Ordinary situations are made a little bit special. Ages 5 to 8.How Do I Feel? by Norma Simon (Whitman, 1970). This is a unique book about emotions of twin boys who react differently (or sometimes similarly) in the same situations. Ages 5 to 9.Too Many Mittens, by Florence and Louis Slobodkin

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