by Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc (Illustrator)
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Vanita Books (September 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 11 inches
A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too.
True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing.”
A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds.
This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.
by Vanita Oelschlager, Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator), Mike Blanc
Paperback: 42 pages
Publisher: Vanita Books (April 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches
A Tale of Two Daddies is a playground conversation between two children. The boy says he heard that the girl has two dads. The girl says that is right--she has Daddy and Poppa. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow: "Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? / Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?” To which she answers: "Daddy is my soccer coach. / Poppa cooks me eggs and toast.”
Intended for 4- to 8-year-olds, this book introduces a type of family increasingly visible in modern society. Neither favoring nor condemning, it reflects a child’s practical and innocent look at the adults who nurture and love her. It becomes clear that the family bond is unburdened by any cultural discomforts.
I absolutely loved these 2 books!
I am a huge fan of children's books. I read them a lot, but I never came across one about this subject.
I believe these books have even more value because of the importance of the subject!
It is quite hard to talk about such an important matter with children... or maybe it is not! And this is the most important legacy of these masterpieces. The messages they send along with the execution of the hole book (story + illustration) is fantastic! Loved it!
We really need all the kids to read this one!
I truly recommend it to everyone!