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Cookies and Cake & The Families We Make is a children's book about exposure and acceptance of the diverse families that are part of our society: single parents, multicultural parents, two moms, two dads, one of each or even an unrelated guardian. Those families, who may at first seem different are quite similar, because what really matters is the love and care they give to their children. The author uses the metaphor of the different cakes and cookies we can bake to help young readers respect, accept and welcome diversity.
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Jennifer Egan, the author of this children book is a Colorado native, where she currently lives. She is a practicing nurse anesthetist and has been in nursing for over 20 years. Jennifer has a lovely partner and twin children who are soon to begin pre-school. She enjoys spending time with her family in the mountains. Her hope with this children book is to help children understand that there are many types of families and that those who may at first seem different are quite similar. As a parent herself, Jennifer wishes her kids to be accepting and accepted as all parents do. Robin K. Gulack, the book illustrator, resides in New Fairfield, Connecticut. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology. Robin grew up fascinated with the art of Disney animated movies and cartoon series, but she received her calling during her years in college. When reading illustrated children s books, she looked at the different styles artists used to portray the characters in these children s books; then, she understood that through her art she could relate to the authors who wrote them. Robin realized the great excitement she would have at being one of those artists.
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Book Description Laredo Publishing, 2011. Condition: New. Robin Gulak (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1564923835