July 2014, Delacorte/Penguin Random House, 260 pp
Modern Family meets modern classics like Beverly Cleary’s Quimbys and Judy Blume’s Hatchers in this heartwarming and hilarious middle grade novel. Four adopted brothers, two dads, and an ever-changing number of pets face the start of a school year full of excitement and challenges. This gentle and entertaining story works as a read-aloud or is a great introduction to independent reading.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL – “Although the tone is never preachy, the brothers nevertheless learn over the course of the year that identities can expand, friendships can evolve, and making mistakes is okay. With its semi-episodic structure, laugh-out-loud humor, and mix of zaniness and love, Levy’s debut offers something truly significant: a middle-grade family story featuring gay parents and interracial families that is never about either issue.”
KIRKUS – “An old-fashioned summer adventure set in a very modern world, this lively family tale will leave readers impatient for more.”
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NOTE: English Audio rights sold to Listening Library.