Book Review: All You Need is Love: Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes by Shanni Collins

All You Need is Love: Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes by Shanni Collins is an important book for children and families. Families come in different shapes and sizes, but they are all special when they love and respect each other. These rhyming pages are a celebration of the diversity of families and encourage inclusion and acceptance in a child's relationships. These short looks at different families  support a positive approach to life at a young age, which fosters strong mental health and well-being. Each page is dedicated to a different family, with stories exploring adoption, fostering, disability, race, gender, and illness. Filled with humour and delightfully illustrated, children will love reading these stories with friends, family and in school again and again.
All You Need is Love: Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes is a nice book to share as a family, or in a larger classroom or community setting. It celebrates that each family might be a little different, but each is special and wonderful. I liked how many different family combinations were shown, and how simply those differences were illustrated. I think the collection clearly shows that it is the love of a family, regardless of those that form it, is the most important part of any family. The illustrations and rhyming stories offer some humor and insights that will engage readers of all ages and bring home the importance of love and acceptance to any readers ready to take it in.The text following the stories can further support the adults trying to nurture those in various family make ups or explain changes. 
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