A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager



Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Thoughts:

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!

8PS: What do you think about diversity in children’s books?  Are there any good ones we should be on the look out for?


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