Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.99
  • Save: $3.39 (21%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by CWJBOOKS
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: exlibrary hardcover book in mylar jacket with light wear, shows some light reader wear throughout ,all the usual library marks and stamps.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Donovan's Big Day Hardcover – April 26, 2011


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.60
$7.81 $0.40
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime


Frequently Bought Together

Donovan's Big Day + And Tango Makes Three + Mommy, Mama, and Me
Price for all three: $31.57

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 1540L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press (April 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582463328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582463322
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #649,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Review, School Library Journal, April 1, 2011:
"As in Newman’s Mommy, Momma and Me (Tricycle, 2009), this book broaches a controversial issue in an appealingly nonthreatening way."

Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2011:
"Centered on the child’s experience and refreshingly eschewing reference to controversy, the book emerges as a celebration of not only Mommy’s and Mama’s mutual love but progress toward equal marriage rights for same-sex couples."

About the Author

LESLÉA NEWMAN has written over 20 books for children including the best seller Heather Has Two Mommies. She has received many literary awards and is currently the Poet Laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts.

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.

More About the Author

Lesléa Newman is the author of 65 books for readers of all ages including the teen novel in verse, OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD; the middle grade novel, HACHIKO WAITS; the poetry collection, STILL LIFE WITH BUDDY; the short story collection, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK; and the children's books, A SWEET PASSOVER, THE BOY WHO CRIED FABULOUS, THE BEST CAT IN THE WORLD, RUNAWAY DREIDEL! and MATZO BALL MOON. Her literary awards include poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD was named an American Library Association 2013 Stonewall Honor Book, and A SWEET PASSOVER was named a 2013 Sydney Taylor Honor as well. A past poet laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts, she is a faculty member of Spalding University's brief-residency MFA in Writing program. Her newest forthcoming poetry collection, I CARRY MY MOTHER is a book-length cycle of poems that explores a daughter's journey through her mother's illness and death. From diagnosis through yahrtzeit (one-year anniversary), the narrator grapples with what it means to lose a mother. The poems, written in a variety of forms (sonnet, pantoum, villanelle, sestina, terza rima, haiku, and others) are finely crafted, completely accessible, and full of startling, poignant, and powerful imagery. These poems will resonant with all who have lost a parent, relative, spouse, friend, or anyone whom they dearly love.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
7
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
A great way to introduce the idea of same sex parents and families to young children.
Ross Bernay
I was worried for the longest time about how exactly to explain this to them in the best way possible.
Vickie Long
Donovan's Big Day is a delightful story about a boy preparing for the wedding of his two moms.
Mombian

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mombian on May 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Donovan's Big Day is a delightful story about a boy preparing for the wedding of his two moms. Unlike the author's classic Heather Has Two Mommies, which focused rather pedantically on a girl trying to understand why she doesn't have a dad, there are no "issues" here -- other than the problems any child might face while attending a wedding of any sort. He has to dress up, keep clean, and not fidget. Most of all, he has to make sure to hand his moms their rings at the proper moment.

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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bob Lind on May 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover
From the author of the pioneering children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies" comes a timely storybook for 4-7 year olds whose parent is about to enter a same-sex marriage, civil union or similar event commemorated by a ceremony.

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
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vickie Long on January 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My two boys are 7 and 10 and both on the Autism Spectrum. Their sister was married last July, to a woman. I was worried for the longest time about how exactly to explain this to them in the best way possible. (They were also ring bearers) This book helped SO much! I highly recommend this book. It was so much help. Remember, just because a child doesn't ask questions doesn't mean they don't have a TON of them in their little heads!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By GyngerBee on March 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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. This is a great book to do that.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?