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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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very cute picture book. The pages are sturdier than regular paper, it seems like it will be harder for my 14mo old to tear upPublished 2 days ago by tbery
Exactly what I was looking for. Fun and casual way to add a familiar- family story to our little ones libraryPublished 2 months ago by C. Day
I liked it. I think it would be a good book to introduce children to the topic. The illustrations were great, too!Published 2 months ago by Lisa M Erdahl
A wonderfully illustrated book about a little boy with not one but two mommies. I liked that the story was written from the childrens point of view since he got all the questions... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alex_K
I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I like how this story is told as a conversation between children about one of them... Read more
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 3 months ago by MamaDawn