Then you find out it's not.
And this is a good, good thing. We all love surprises, great illustration and clever concepts, and My Wild Family is all of these things.
In this gorgeously designed creation, we meet a young lass who'd like to introduce her family. Each double page spread introduces us to an older brother, a younger brother, a mum and dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends--and each time, the person in question is likened to an animal--associating them with its temperament or physical characteristics.
So cleverly done, with beautifully-subtle messages and absolutely charming illustrations with plenty of busyness going on across each double-page spread, this is a book kids will thoroughly immerse themselves in ... and garner something new from each and every time.
A must for illustration lovers, too.
Title: My Wild Family
Author/Illustrator: Laurent Moreau
Publisher: Chronicle, $29.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 October 2015
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book