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.
True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing.”
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.
I would buy this book for a kid I know based only on the cover. It is super cute. All of the illustrations are adorable. This book, like A Tale of 2 Daddies, pictures a diverse family for children. It follows the same pattern of a child asking his friend questions about his two mommies. The little boy answers all the questions with which mom helps him do which task (sometimes both and sometimes neither.) I don’t think there are enough books like this on the market today. I love everything about these books. They will hold a child’s attention with the clever rhyme scheme, and the wonderful illustrations. Love it!