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Daddy, Papa, and Me Board book – June 9, 2009
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* Perfect baby shower gift for expecting same-sex couples.
* Great selection for gay pride table/display.
About the Author
CAROL THOMPSON has illustrated more than forty-five books for children, and is the recipient of the Mother Goose Award for Children's Book Illustration. She lives in Ashby de la Zouch, England.
Top Customer Reviews
But the best by far was the book "Daddy, Papa, and Me" which has since become one of our favorite books to read to our son. It's a very straightforward, no-nonsense, non-preachy, day-in-the-life story of a child (cleverly illustrated so as not to be gender-specific) and his/her two fathers. It starts off with the child asking "Who wants to play with me today?," followed with spread after spread depicting things Daddy and Papa does with the realistically energetic toddler. Our favorite is the one with Daddy helping to "paint the sky" and Papa helping to bake a pie. (I'm Daddy, and an artist/graphic designer, and Papa is Italian, and a cook among cooks).
After a slew of other activities (throwing a ball, having a tea party, etc.) the book ends with a sentiment any parent of a toddler can relate to, regardless of the family's makeup. "Does anybody need a rest?" Daddy and Papa say "Yes, Yes, Yes!"
What appeals most to me about the book is that it doesn't try to make a case for this family, or celebrate that it's "different." There are plenty of other books for that. What it does celebrate is the joy of a child spending time with his parents -- learning, playing, and experiencing life.
You can read my full blog post on this book at: [...]
This is a short book in rhyming fashion. it's cute and fun for any family and I love that it's two dads and their son. Any positive representation of LGBT families is good. We need them now more than ever!!!
Would I recommend this?
Of course it's, fun, short and any child would love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sweet story that is predictable but with drSeuss-type rhymesPublished 2 months ago by Gabriel Flores, EdD
Bought this as a gift for my dad (Papa) to read to my daughter. The story is great and it has lovely illustrations. 5 stars!Published 8 months ago by Patrick
Our kids pick this book to read all the time. Helps them understand different familiesPublished 13 months ago by Joe Ryan
A great board book on diversity! Well put together and my Child Care looks at this book often!Published 20 months ago by Susi Key