Book Reviews of Little Family, Big Values: Lessons in Love, Respect, and Understanding for Families of Any Size

Little Family, Big Values: Lessons in Love, Respect, and Understanding for Families of Any Size
Little Family Big Values Lessons in Love Respect and Understanding for Families of Any Size
Author: The Roloff Family, Tracy Sumner
ISBN-13: 9781416549109
ISBN-10: 1416549102
Publication Date: 4/10/2007
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Fireside
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Little Family, Big Values: Lessons in Love, Respect, and Understanding for Families of Any Size on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a well written book from the Roloff family, the stars of The Learning Channel's reality/documentary series,"Little People, Big World." In one part of the book, Jeremy talks openly about his faith in God and his immense respect for his twin brother, Zach, who, as a little person, struggles to compete against average-sized people on the soccer field. In another, mother & wife Amy shares the importance of sacrifice for those that you love, and how she learned that lesson the hard way. In the book, you see a kinder, gentler side of Amy that is not often shown on the television program. My favorite part of the book was when Zach touched on the sacrifices his siblings made by willingly giving up their traditional family Christmas to be with him in the hospital. The fact that this family is partially comprised of little people is touched on, of course. In our culture, the Roloff family's messages of love, respect, understanding, and sticking together through thick and thin desperately need to be heard. The only thing that keeps me from giving this a five star review are:
-many of the pictures in the book are old pictures that were used in Matt's first book. There are only a handful of new photos.
-Molly's contribution is very small (less than one page.) She seems like a good-hearted, intelligent girl, and I would have liked to hear more from her.
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Helpful Score: 1
While I haven't read Matt's first book (It is on my Reminder List now); I really enjoyed this book. I am not a parent but I thought of all these family values in my family and in my family that I hope to someday have. I loved how they let each of the kids "author" a chapter-but I agree with another reviewer, I would've liked to have heard more from Molly-I really think she is a great young lady. Maybe next book they can let the kids write. I also would've liked more photos-maybe from the LP conventions, at prom, etc. Also would like more pictures of Amy's family since they aren't shown much on the television series. All in all, if you are a fan of the tv show, you will enjoy this book.
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I've been a big fan of the TLC show starring the Roloff family, so was quite excited to read this book.

The Roloff family values are ones that everyone should strive to incorporate into their family -- love, respect, committment, responsiblity, perseverance. Told mostly from Matt and Amy's points of view, this is a quick, easy read that is even more poignant due to the obstacles that this family has had to overcome.

I agree that I would have loved to have heard more from Molly, the Roloff's daughter, or from Jacob, the youngest son. But there are good stories from the other Roloff kids, Zachary and Jeremy, and overall this is a really encouraging read.
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This book was good you really learned how the Roloffs are the way they are.They did give you good values you could use for your family. This book made me appreciate the Roloff family even more now that we got a good insight view of how they want to raise their family in todays world.I liked hearing from the different members of the family and what the values meant to them. This is a fast read.
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I've been a big fan of the TLC show starring the Roloff family, so was quite excited to read this book.

The Roloff family values are ones that everyone should strive to incorporate into their family -- love, respect, committment, responsiblity, perseverance. Told mostly from Matt and Amy's points of view, this is a quick, easy read that is even more poignant due to the obstacles that this family has had to overcome.

I agree that I would have loved to have heard more from Molly, the Roloff's daughter, or from Jacob, the youngest son. But there are good stories from the other Roloff kids, Zachary and Jeremy, and overall this is a really encouraging read.