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A Tale of Two Daddies Hardcover – April 28, 2010


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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 42 pages
  • Publisher: Vanita Books (April 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981971458
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981971452
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In an affectionate story of adoption in a gay family, a small girl answers a friend's questions about what it is like to have two fathers. The boy asks: “Which dad would build your home in a tree? And which dad helps when you skin your knee?” And the girl answers: “Poppa's the one who builds in a tree. / Daddy's the one who fixes my knee.” The simple, immediate rhymes are illustrated with digitally touched linoleum prints in bright colors and thick black lines that show the friends at play, as well as cozy scenarios of the girl in her nurturing home; in one particularly warm scene, Poppa serves a plate of eggs and bacon that looks like a smiley face. Strangely, the adults' faces are never shown, just distant views of their legs and arms: one daddy is formally dressed, the other is in jeans and sneakers. The story's message is clear in her answer to the question, “Who is your dad when you're sad and need some love?” Both, of course. Preschool-Grade 2. --Hazel Rochman

About the Author

 Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist, former teacher, current caregiver, author and poet. She is a graduate of Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio, where she currently serves as a Trustee. Vanita is also Writer in Residence for the Literacy Program at The University of Akron.

Kristin Blackwood is an experienced illustrator. Some of her other books include My Grampy Can’t Walk; Let Me Bee; Big Blue; Made In China; What Pet Will I Get?; Ivy in Bloom and Ivan’s Great Fall. She uses a linoleum reduction technique for creating the illustrations for this story. Kristin lives in Lakewood, Ohio, with her two daughters.
 

 

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Great to teach children about different types of families.
Shawna
I also think it is a great tool to help kids from "traditional" families learn about same-sex headed families.
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Both "A Tale of Two Daddies" and "A Tale of Two Mommies" are excellent books for children.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robert Scofield on February 5, 2012
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We are a 2 dad household and have about four 2 dad books. This is by far the best one! This is cute and our daughter asks us to read it often. The illustrations are well done and the diologue is cute. The only complaint I would have is the little girl in the story is nameless and our little girl always asks what her name is. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nocturnus on September 6, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This was an awesome book to explain how a gay family is perfectly normal (and works just like everyone else's) to small children in a way that they can relate to and easily understand. It was beautifully written and adorably illustrated with a cute little boy asking his friend (the girl) questions to understand how her family works. I really enjoyed this book and its companion story A Tale of Two Mommies I will be recommending this book (and its companion also) to all my friends with children and reading this with MY children too!

***This book is suitable to be read by kindergartners on up but totally readable to younger children
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Golden Darter on September 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
Review written for both this version as well as A Tale of Two Mommies

A while back I heard a story on NPR about a shift in children's books toward inclusion of homosexual parental units in the stories. It wasn't something that had ever occurred to me before, both because I don't have kids and am not discriminated against because of my sexuality. But I can see how it is a growing need. How confusing would that be as a child of a same-sex couple to constantly be seeing traditional parental units in books and TV... But not in your own home.

I love several things about this book, not the least of which is it's mission. But it also takes traditional gender roles (as assigned to the mother and the father respectively) and assigns them to one of a same-sex couple where these "gender roles" mean nothing. For example...

The book revolves around two children meeting at a park, a girl with two daddies and a boy with presumably heterosexual parents. So the second child is curious about which of the little girls dads preforms each of the tasks that he is accustomed to either his mother or father preforming. On one page he asks: "Which dad would build your house in a tree? And which dad helps when you skin your knee?" Building a tree house, in my mind anyway, would be the traditional provenance of the father and tending wounds that of the mother. So when the little girl responds with Poppa's the one who builds in a tree. Daddy's the one who fixes my knee. she is assigning both of these tasks to one of her parents, not to a gender.
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By H. Cloud on June 30, 2014
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Beautifully illustrated, great story!
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Format: Paperback
A Tale of Two Daddies By Vanita Oelschlager. This picture book is about a girl who has two dads. She answers questions her friend Lincoln has about having two dads. Lincoln asks about what each of her dads can do for her. She has a normal life except her dads. Her family does the exact same things as a normal family does except without a mom. I likes the fact that it’s about having two dads from a childs point of view. This book is mostly intended for children around the age of 10. I recommend the book to people around the age of 7-12. Most elementary children read books about have a mom and dad but this book puts it in different perspectives. My favorite part of the book is near the end when the main character starts going “both of my dads can do this.”
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Format: Kindle Edition
To me, culture and education go hand in hand. Unfortunately, culture in general is straight (heterosexuality is the norm when you turn on your TV, your radio or when you go to the movies). And I say "unfortunately" not because I’m gay, but because I believe it’s important to show our children that there are other possibilities, that being different is perfectly normal. No, I don’t have kids, but the way OUR children are raised today will impact my future, your future, and we already have too much hate out there.

If you are a parent, A Tale of Two Daddies and A Tale of Two Mommies are great books to show your little ones basic aspects of alternative families. The art is beautiful and the question and answer format keeps the kids engaged. You don’t need to read the whole book at once, just take your time breaking paradigms, showing your love and creating good childhood memories. That's what I would do. :)
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By Zapkode Marie on January 31, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
{my thoughts} – This book is quite similar to the book she had written called {a tale of two mommies} and it is just as good. I enjoyed this book. It helps children to understand that it is alright to have a different family dynamic. It’s alright that most children don’t have a mommy and a daddy. Some children have two mommies and two daddies. I am one of those people that don’t have an issue with other individuals and their life choices as long as they don’t affect my life and my children. When I say this, I don’t mean it in a bad way. People cannot help who they fall in love with and children cannot help who their parents are.

This book helps to show another side of what a real family can be like. As long as a child has a parent that will happily help them do whatever needs to be done to help the child grow, learn and become all that they can be. That it is possible for any child to become more then they are and that the parents that raise them with the values that are instilled in them are the only values that matter. This is a well written book and I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to share it with my children.
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