A thousand and one families

Fairy tales for teaching children that every family is special

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 24x15

Pages: 120 (in colour)

ISBN: 978-88-590-0883-5

Publication date: 01/10/2015

Suitable for: Nursery 1st Level (ages 3-4), Nursery 2nd Level (ages 4-5), Primary 1st level (ages 6-7)


Some families have a mum and a dad, some just a mum. Some others have many children and others have none. Families are different, as well as houses“, explained the mum.

The 13 tales collected in this book help children aged 4 to 7  to understand that each family is different and has different problems and dynamics: from the family where there is a strong feeling of jealousy for the arrival of a little brother, to the one in which the father lost his job, or the parents are separated or there is dad’s new girlfriend, to the one where a great sadness is experienced because of the loss of a grandfather.

Each story is an ideal tool for helping young children to talk about their family, and understand what is really important and what is not. All the tales are written with simple language, enriched by evocative images, starring cute animals or animated objects that are able to feel the emotions of all children and to interpret the feelings of today parents.


  1. The Porcupine family (the arrival of a new baby)

  2. The jealous pot (jealousy between siblings)

  3. The raindrop (when you miss mummy)

  4. The mushroom and the sunflowers (adoption)

  5. The sun, the moon and the stars (when mummy and daddy separate)

  6. Brotherhood (how difficult living with a little brother or sister is)

  7. The fairy Patience (mummy sometimes gets angry too)

  8. The Hot air balloon family (fostering, in other words siblings for a while)

  9. Are all step-mothers bad? (when daddy has a new partner)

  10. The spoon and the fork (when one family is different from others)

  11. Daddy tractor (if daddy loses his job…)

  12. The King of the winds (for those who miss a parent)

  13. Grandpa barn owl (a bereavement in the family)