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Mommy, Mama, and Me Board book – June 9, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press; Brdbk edition (June 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582462631
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582462639
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review, Mothering Magazine:
Mommy, Mama, and Me depicts the gentle, nurturing relationship of a lesbian couple and their little one. In this sweet board book, the flowing lines and warm palette of Carol Thompson’s mixed media illustrations work in concert with Lesléa Newman’s rhythmic text. Also, see this book’s gay-fathers counterpart, Daddy, Papa, and Me, by the same creators.

From the Publisher

* Shares the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.
* Perfect baby shower gift for expecting same-sex couples.
* Great selection for gay pride table/display.

More About the Author

Lesléa Newman is the author of 64 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.

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Great book for families with two moms!
Jessica Driscoll
It's a cute book and perfect for Mommy&Mama families like mine.
Lauren
The kids really enjoyed having the book read to them.
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78 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Col. Christian A. Cash, Patriot's Patriot on June 14, 2012
Format: Board book
This is a nice little book. I have a fun story to share with readers of this book.

As a preface: I am not a right-wing conservative nut, but I play one on Amazon, see my amazon reviews, but especially my reviews of these two `anti-Mommy, Mama, and Me' publications by the fundamental Christian author Janice Barrett Graham Me Tarzan, You Jane and also My Darling from the Lions: A Boy Falls to Homosexuality, a Mother Turns to God, a Family Is Changed Forever.

Now for the story I would like to share.

One afternoon, I picked-up my 5-year-old son from school. Driving home he casually informed me, "people are not supposed to have two mommies." Startled, I keep my calm, and asked, "Really, why?" He replied, "Well, `Sally' said mommies and daddies that get divorced are bad, and when two mommies live together they are going to hell."

I pointed out many people we know, including aunts and uncles, who have been divorced and they are not bad. He agreed. So I added, `Sally' seems to be wrong about that. He agreed. I then pointed out a couple of our friends who are two-mommy-households and told him there are also children who have two daddy households. I asked if he thought they are bad? He replied, "No they are nice." Further I added that when two people love each it is important that they are able to express that love and get married and have children if they would like. And if there is a heaven, it will be full of people who loved one another on earth, not whether they loved a boy or a girl.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on April 30, 2009
Format: Board book
The L-word counterpart to Leslea Newman's cheerful gay-daddies boardbook "Daddy, Papa, And Me," this is equally charming and lighthearted, with a happy couple taking their toddler out for a fun day in the park, then back home for some cooking, dinner, a bath, and the inevitable toddler-book good night. Lots of cuddling, love, tenderness and smiles. As with the other book, no apologies are made for the nontraditional couple, and no speeches are made either: the pictures speak for themselves. Also, the gender of the child isn't made explicit and the couple seems like it could be of mixed ethnicity, so it's a great gift for any number of family or friends. (Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain children's book reviews)
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By J. L Roth on December 26, 2009
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My son loves this book!

My partner is a children's librarian and told me about this boardbook after seeing a review while doing her orders for the library. I checked it out and ordered it. We couldn't be more happy with it and our son adores it. He brings it to us over and over wanting us to read it 10 times a day, easy. That's the sign of a big success.

The illustrations are done so that the book could apply to almost anyone's two mom family. The child is not readily identifiable as boy or girl and could be either. The curly dark hair could also be a bi-racial child. The moms are great. Neither caters to stereotype and the one mom may or may not be a person of color. One mom is full-figured, one is a bit more sporty. These clever drawings make it easily identifiable for a multitude of families.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By LizLinni on June 8, 2012
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I purchased this book to read to my Granddaughter who me & my partner have custody of and she has lived with us since she was 2 months old and she will be three this summer. When reading this book instead of saying "Mommy & Mama" we say, " Grammy & Gramma" which is exactly what she calls us!! She loves reading this book and she talks about how we go to the park and she goes on the slide and Grammy reads books to her too...We have not been able to find any books referring to Grandchildren living with their Grammy & Gramma, if anyone knows anything Please let us know!! Thanks!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Megan Sayre on January 20, 2014
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My husband and I are allies, and this series is a great way to introduce same sex couples to our children!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Hutton on September 1, 2012
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This is a really nice book! Can't really say if it is because there are so few books with two moms, like he has, or if he just likes it for other reasons, but I am asked to read this one over and over. I'd highly recommend this!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Malaya's Mommy on January 6, 2012
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There are so few books whose text and images affirm our daughter's experience of her own family, and this one does a lovely job of it. We love that the story centers around the ordinary events that make up a baby or toddler's life, like eating, napping, bathing, and going to the park, only the child in the story just happens to have two moms... like our child does. And the child in the story is not identified as male or female, so boys and girls alike can relate to the story. This is a sweet book for families that have two mommies, as well as for families who want their children to learn that Family comes in many beautiful variations!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shannon B Davis VINE VOICE on December 21, 2010
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This book is the most wonderful book for two-mom family. It isn't preachy, nor does it point out that there's anything different about having two moms. This is a book that my son can read and recognize his family. Actually it was uncanny how the Mama was like me and the Mommy was like my spouse - from the curly vs. straight hair, to what we do. Each page has a line about what Mama or Mommy do for the little boy, from putting him in the bath, to reading him a book, cooking him dinner, or riding down the slide. Any toddler will recognize the activities of this child and his moms. Note that it isn't necessarily a little boy but having a son, I naturally think of the child as a boy. There's no real reference to Mama and Mommy being a couple, so the book could also be used for a kid being raised by a mom and a gramma, you'd just have to change the words. The author basically did an amazing job of making this book appeal/fit to so many families.

The illustrations are nice and the words roll off the tongue.

I have to say thanks because most books (of course!) have a mom and a dad, and I started to worry that my son would be asking "where's my dad?" if we got too many books like that.
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