WINNER OF THE 2012, 2011 AND 2010 BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR CHILDREN'S INTERACTIVE BOOKS AND THE 2009 SEAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDED BY CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE.
Not since the Three Bears has there been a children's story about the family of three or the only child. This book captures the spirit and love of the family of three and invites other family numbers to participate. The book is interactive and asks children to draw pictures representing their own family unit on the blank pages. This makes the book more than just a storybook but a pictorial journal of the child's personal family experience. Inspired by her own family of three, Vivian Cameron-Gallo sets out to take the "only child" out of the isolation that generalizes and labels the only child. The single child does not stand alone but stands as an important part of a larger unit, a family. This interactive story is about families and the things they do together. The illustrations by Christina Simcic have captured the love of many different families. "We're Three" let's you know that your place in the world is special!
REVIEWS: Rating: Five Stars: "There are all kinds of families in this great big world. Some are big with lots of kids… and some are small, with not too many or simply none at all." Did you know that the single-child family is the fastest growing type of American family? Yet, when author Vivian Cameron-Gallo, the mother of an "only child," sought a children's book that represented her daughter Ava, she found only a few and those had a melancholy tone with negative stereotypes. Therefore, inspired by her own family of three, she wrote this endearing little book to make the single child feel "normal" and part of something bigger – a family. The gentle, flowing verse makes for easy reading, and the colorful drawings by Christina Simcic add visual beauty to the text. I think that We're Three is a very beneficial and useful book, and it has my hearty endorsement. --Wayne Walker, STORIES FOR CHILDREN MAGAZINE
There are all kinds of families in this great big world. Some are big with lots of kids... And some are small, with not too many, or simply none at all.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vivian Cameron-Gallo lives in Westchester County, NY. She was inspired to write this book by her own family of three and in particular her wonderful daughter. Vivian has been honored with the 2010 Book of the Year in Children's interactive books and the 2009 Seal of Excellence in Children's Picture Books from Creative Child Magazine for, We're Three. She works as a freelance interior display designer and enjoys gardening and yoga. Vivian has over twenty years of design experience, which consisted of freelance visual planning in home furnishings display and exhibit design. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Display and Exhibit Design. You are welcome to visit Vivian's website at www.onlychildkidsclub.com
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Christina Simcic lives and creates in Westchester County, NY. She is a dedicated and successful mural artist, always eager to discover new artistic ways of expression and to improve her knowledge and skills. Illustrating this book gave her the opportunity to play with the color pencils that kids too, love so much. You are welcome to visit Christina's website at www.maisoncappellari.com
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