Pint-Sized People-Watching: The Not-So-Only Child

Wednesday, January 24, 2007.

The Not-So-Only ChildAuthor: Heather Jopling
Illustrator: Lauren Page Russell
Published: 2006 Nickname Press
ISBN: 0978073940

Nickname Press

This scrapbook-formatted celebration of traditional and non-traditional extended family provides tantalizing glimpses at the interwoven lives of forty-six people, fourteen pets and a teddy bear.

It’s a healthy helping of people-watching that caters to our fascination with figuring out other people’s stories.

Other books mentioned: Monicka’s Papa is Tall

Listen to a JOMB Chat with Heather Jopling


Comment by Heather Jopling

January 24, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

Hey Andrea and Mark! Wow – you guys were having quite the debate about whether the doodles in The Not-So-Only Child were, in fact, done by a child. They were. They were done by MY child Rissa, who is acknowledged on the bibliography page but not on the front cover or title page. She was between the ages of 5 and 6 when she did all the doodles. Some of them were done in a style that she learned from a great book by Usborne called I Can Draw People which introduces children to the concepts of amalgamating shapes to create drawings that a little more complex than stick figures. I highly recommend both that book as well as I Can Draw Animals by Usborne.

Comment by Just One More Book!!

January 24, 2007 @ 1:30 pm

Aaaahh! Mark puts me to shame once again!

Now that you mention it, I should have noticed the similarity between ther ballerina and the Usborne one!

Thanks for clearing this up — and for the great book!


Comment by vivian

January 24, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

Such a powerful book that really gets at important social issues in a meaningful and respectful way.

Thanks to JOMB, I was able to chat with Heather Jopling after hearing about her from Andrea and Mark. That conversation will air next week on CLIP.

By the way Bayla and Lucy did such a fantastic job on CLIP 26!!!

Thanks Andrea and Mark

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