What I loved: The illustrations are really fantastic with lots of bright colors and all the joy of family. The story arc is great with the reluctance to go and preference for video games, which is not an uncommon feeling of kids, to the way he slowly gets pulled into all the love and fun of seeing family. The poetic writing adds an interesting touch to the book with almost a stream-of-consciousness feel.
What left me wanting more: The writing is a bit awkward in places, and a bit more explanation would be helpful for young children, though the poetry is cool and lends itself to brevity.
Final verdict: A brightly colored picture book, FAMILY REUNION is all about the joy of seeing and spending time with extended family. Recommend for elementary school aged readers.