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Donovan's Big Day Hardcover – April 26, 2011
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MIKE DUTTON has worked on children's books, comics, coloring books, landscape paintings, and video game art. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Alex, and their cat, Raven. He is an active blogger.
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There is just enough light tension to keep young readers engaged as Donovan goes through each step of his preparations. Illustrator Mike Dutton's dynamic gouache drawings capture Donovan's earnest spirit with gentle humor.
The book is also a celebration of wider family. Donovan stays with his grandparents the night before the wedding. His aunt and uncle drive him to the ceremony, and he shares the back seat with his cousins. Upon arrival, there are more relatives and friends to kiss and compliment him.
Any child participating in a wedding -- of either a same-sex or opposite-sex couple -- should enjoy Donovan's adventure and the spirit of joy it brings.
Donovan two moms are getting married, and he is made an integral part of the day's festivities as ring-bearer. The book stresses the continuity of Donovan's life before and after the ceremony, and portrays the day as a joyful experience to be shared with his family and friends.
Excellent gift idea for gay or lesbian couples with small children, who may not often have the opportunity to see someone in their situation portrayed in a children's storybook. I pronounce it five stars out of five.
- Bob Lind, Echo Magazine
When you start to read this book you wonder why Donovan is getting so excited and what is this BIG job he has to do on this BIG day? He went about his chores by racing down the stairs to feed his dog Sheba, eat breakfast and then rush to clean himself up. He got dressed in his new jacket. He had a little white satin box which he had to look after and don't loose. The minute he heard his uncle Gregory honk the horn he came flying out of the house into the backseat. Donovan was so excited he dash through the crowded room to take his place beside his family. And when it was time he took out the little white satin box and gave the rings to his moms who were getting married. Okay, that was what the excitement was all about.
Children get excited when they have a part to play in a wedding, and Donovan was no different. He was excited to see his moms get married even though he didn't have a typical mother and father. The message in this book for me wasn't about the gay marriage but the excitement of a child looking forward to his parents getting married. Love does make a family.
As you turn each page you will notice that the illustrator showed the happy occasion of this wedding from a child's point of view.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is pretty adorable. We read it to our 3 year old in preparation for our wedding.Published 3 months ago by JSquared
This is a great story with an unexpected twist. Good writing, fabulous illustrations and a simple message about family. So lovely.Published 3 months ago by Julie A Solar
I was worried this would be an "issue" book explaining marriage equality. Issue books are important and we've read quite a few of them, but often the stories and writing... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Skye Kilaen
My partner and I live in a small town in the south. So we try hard to surrond our twins with books to show them that there are familys out there like theirs. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by GyngerBee