Every generation says, whether out loud or inwardly, that the world no longer looks like how it did when they were a kid. This change can be positive or negative, depending on your own personal viewpoints. But what does not change is the need to teach children self-respect and respect of others, accountability and the ability to navigate a world that encompasses people who are not a reflection of themselves. ABC Family goes through the alphabet of different activities families do together, while visually focusing on gay and lesbian families.
I have read this book to my child since infancy, and she has yet to realize that the families represented are not reflective of her own. This indicates to me that sometimes we as adults project our anxieties, prejudices etc. unto kids in scenarios where kids do not see, sexual orientation, race or religion but merely a family that likes to visit the zoo. This book is a great introduction for the entire family in teaching about differing family dynamics.