This illustrated book will make you consider the meaning of family through the story of a family whose members, all with distinct personalities, come to understand their differences and respect them.
- Book Intro
(English) A Remarkable Family
This book features a family with strong personalities. Every member has a unique power. Mighty dad, mom who is good at everything, the boxer big brother, the dancer big sister, and the painter second-oldest brother. However, what makes each family member remarkable sometimes causes inconvenience for other family members. The mighty dad snores very loudly, the undefeated boxer big brother never gives in to family members, the dancer big sister dances elegantly but shakes the entire house with her physical presence, and the second brother paints all over the house.
Each family member decides to separate from the others and live alone. They are too different to get along together. However, it turns out that living by themselves is not very fun. They have no one to share their greatness with and they become bored because there is no one to listen to them boasting and no one to bother.
Then something very insignificant happens. The youngest brother, a little boy, farted when he was left alone. The family gathered together out of concern for their youngest brother. This incident causes the family to reconcile and now they can laugh together again.
Resolving family disputes doesn't require anything significant. The walls built up between family members will melt like snow with only a few simple heartfelt words, or a sincere act. That is the power of family.
The family finally realizes that they are remarkable only because all the family members recognize and accept it. The reunited family decides to live together again. Each family member's greatness will cause inconvenience to others, but they now know that they are only truly great if they respect and accept one another. The story is thus an expression of the writer's aspiration for a family that lives together, overcomes their differences, and accepts and respects each other's individuality.
(Vietnamese) Gia đình vĩ đại
Nhà tớ có 6 người: bố, mẹ, anh cả, chị hai, anh ba và tớ. Bố tớ rất mạnh, mẹ tớ thì việc gì cũng giải quyết được. Anh cả là vận động viên đấm bốc, chị hai múa rất đẹp, anh ba vẽ rất giỏi, ai trong gia đình tớ cũng vĩ đại cả. Bí quyết gì để một gia đình ồn ào có thể hòa thuận với nhau "một cách vĩ đại" nhỉ? Đây là cuốn sách giúp ta suy nghĩ về ý nghĩa đích thực của gia đình.
- About the Author
書籍には「みんなみんな違う星の学校（We Are All From Different Planets）」などがあります。
School Library Journal, 2017, Recommended book
Publishing Industry Promotion Association of Korea (KPIPA), 2016, Selected as Sejong Books for Sharing Literature
Book Culture Foundation, 2018, Selected book for Bookstart