We're Three: A Story About Families and the Only Child
By V Gallo
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Description
Winner of the 2010 BOOK OF THE YEAR for Children's Interactive Books and the 2009 SEAL OF EXCELLENCE award for Children's Picture Books from 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. This makes the book more than just a story book 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 author hopes that the reader will follow along and draw pictures about their family on the blank pages designed for this purpose. The illustrations by Christina Simcic have captured the love of many different families. This book is made from the heart for all the young hearts beating to become our future. "We're Three" let's you know that your place in the world is special!


The Story Behind This Book
There are an estimated 20 million “only children” in the United States alone. Yet, there are less than a handful of Children's Picture Books geared to the only child. This interactive book is a positive expression of the family of three and the only child.

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Praise and 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

Rating: Five Stars: “We’re Three” is a beautifully written and illustrated book. I truly enjoyed reading it to my son and sharing the message of how special a family of three is. He especially loved the interactive aspect of the book and drew his own interpretation of our unique family of three. The playful words and colorful illustrations made it fun to turn every page. I loved every “bit” of it!

Christine Pitaccio, Peekskill, NY FOR: THE ONLY CHILD PROJECT

Rating: Five Stars:  What a lovely story regarding a family structure that revolves around the only child. In these current times when only children are becoming the norm, it is nice to see that someone has identified with this growing family structure in a positive way. Kudos to the author and to the illustrator on such beautiful illustrations. I look forward to more work from this dynamic duo!

Anthony FOR: WEREAD.COM

Rating: Five StarsA Charming and Delightful Story about the Love of Family, This is such a delightful story about family! Although written primarily for those who are "only" children, the story exudes an even more poignant message: the strong bond of love that exists in a family, no matter how large or small! The story's message is complemented through the artist's unique and charming illustrations. Children and adults of all cultures will certainly enjoy and identify with the lovely images in this book. Children especially, will enjoy the interactive pages the author has so thoughtfully provided. How wonderful that they can truly call this book their own by drawing pictures that relate to their own family! Kudos to the author and illustrator on a wonderful story…for young, and old alike. Look forward to future books by these women! P.S. This would make a lovely holiday gift for that special little girl or boy who is an only child, and needs to know how special they truly are!

 Anna Pilla FOR: AMAZON.COM

Rating: Five Stars: "A uniquely written and beautifully illustrated book. My daughter especially liked the interactive aspect of the book that made it so personal. It will be a definite keepsake in our family."

Happy Mom "Beth", Mohegan Lake, NYFOR: TARGET.COM

Rating: Five Stars: My niece really enjoys the book! She loves that she is able to draw on the blank pages in the book to personalize it further for herself. What a great book to let an only child explore how much fun being an only child can be!

Valerie Guagliano, Hamilton, Bermuda FOR: AMAZON.COM

Rating: Four Stars: I am a mother of an only child. This is a wonderful book for pre-school and elementary school aged children. It gives them an understanding and sense of what other "only children" might feel. It also allows them to realize that they are not alone.  The interactive pages are fun and inspirational.

----Barbie “Only Child Mom”, Yorktown Heights, NY FOR: TARGET.COM



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