A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager


Goodreads Summary:

A Tale of Two Daddies is a playground conversation between two children. The boy says he heard that the girl has two dads. The girl says that is right–she has Daddy and Poppa. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow: “Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? / Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?” To which she answers: “Daddy is my soccer coach. / Poppa cooks me eggs and toast.”
Intended for 4- to 8-year-olds, this book introduces a type of family increasingly visible in modern society. Neither favoring nor condemning, it reflects a child’s practical and innocent look at the adults who nurture and love her. It becomes clear that the family bond is unburdened by any cultural discomforts.

My Thoughts:

I would buy this book for a child I know based on the cover.  This book is super cute.  It is about a little girl whose friend is asking her about her parents because she has two daddies.  That’s right she says Daddy and Poppa.  The little boy then asks her a bunch of questions about which dad does things for her like brush her hair, or tuck her in.  The little girl says which dad does each thing (sometimes it’s both or neither) and the little boy asks the next question. The illustrations are adorable.  I love that there are diverse children’s books now!  I’m glad that all types of families get to have a picture book they can relate to, not just the standard cookie cutter families. ❤


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