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A Tale of Two Mommies Hardcover – September 1, 2011
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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. 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.
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Beyond all of this, the text was abrupt, it is definitely not a story but rather just a series of questions and answers, which I had noted other reviewers mentioned, I just didn't expect the abruptness of it all. The pictures aren't bad, but nothing spectacular, but if the story had been better they would have been more than adequate.
If you are desperate for a book with two moms then I guess this might be worth getting. Otherwise I'd pass. I've found several stories that talk about families in broader terms and not specifically heterosexual families that I much prefer and will stick with for now.
These two books were truly a fun read. The reality is that our world is constantly changing and with more and more same sex couples raising children of their own, it's important for all children to be taught that different is ok but that "different" is not that different at all. These books do just that.
In each of the books we have a little girl being raised by daddies and a little boy being raised by mommies. Each has curious friends who are asking which parent does what in their household.
I personally enjoyed reading A Tale of Two Daddies more than A Tale of Two Mommies. I found the rhyming and the flow to be executed a bit better with the daddies and the illustrations were great for both books. Overall, I think these books serve their purpose, although, I do think that it would be best for smaller children. I think older kids would pose tougher questions but for smaller kids, these books are the right fit.
Copies of each book were provided by Vanita Books via NetGalley.
***This book is suitable to be read by kindergartners on up but totally readable to younger children
The illustrations are fantastic, colorful, and appealing. You see the boy and his friends, but only the hands and feet of the mommies. It gives it a very child-friendly viewpoint while also focusing on the fact that all parents kind of look the same from the knees down and from the elbows down.
The only possibly negative thing about this book is that both moms are quite femininely drawn. This may not be an issue for all families (it was not a big deal for us) but I can see how it might be for other two-mommy families.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is fine for starting (or continuing) the two mommy conversation. The premise is that the kid's friends are trying to map over parent roles by asking "which mommy... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Dawn Haecker
Great graphics, loved the dialog exchange between the kids , the content is realistic ! Totally recommended for toddlers 🤗Published 21 days ago
A Tale of Two Mommies, written by Vanita Oelschlager and illustrated by Mike Blanc, features a little boy at the beach with his two moms. Read morePublished 22 days ago by C. Ansell
This book was written by Vanita Oelschlager. Previously, she authored the book "A Tale of Two Daddies" and decided that it was important to write these children's books so... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amiesbookreviews
My son is almost two and has two mommies. He loves, loves, LOVES this book.Published 3 months ago by Kate
This is a good book to show that same sex families are as normal as every other family. The questions the two friends ask are very general in showing that both parents love the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angel Drew
A cute book about a kid with two mommies. We don’t always think about the consequences for kids, and how tough it can be for them to explain to other kids that they have two... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Majanka
The illustrations are the best part of this book! The story isn't really much of a story as it is a bunch of questions and answers... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sprinklemonkey
Great book! This book helped introduce my son to the idea that some families have two mommies. After reading this book before bedtime a few times, we met a family with two mommies... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Megan H.