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Sunday 10 October 2021

Review: The Story of Us

The Story of Us is an activity book with a difference.

It's a way to introduce the concept of family history to young children, and to talk about how we all have stories we can share. 

You can turn The Story of Us into a family activity, one that can be contributed to over a period of time, short or long. Use it to generate discussion, to talk, and write.

It's been designed with illustrations accompanied by big blank pages for recording memories. This could be your child's memories, or perhaps they could interview and record those of their parents or grandparents.

There are prompts throughout, including: three things I loved to do when I was a child, my best ever holiday, someone I really admire, and the best or worst meal I've ever eaten.

The beginning of the book has a simple family tree where you can add the names of the people in your family. And at the back of the book, there is space for some favourite family photos to be added.

Australian author Michael Wagner and illustrator Beck Feiner have designed a high quality, large format, hardcover book that can be enjoyed by just about anyone.

The Story of Us is a great inter-generational activity which, as a message in the book explains, will help you create something that can become a special reminder of family and stories, both old and new.

Title: The Story of Us
Author: Michael Wagner
Illustrator: Beck Feiner
Publisher: ABC Books, $ 24.99
Publication Date: September 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780733339936
For ages: 3+
Type: Activity Book