Review: A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager

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Title: A Tale of Two Mommies
Author: Vanita Oelschlager; Mike Blanc (Illustrator)
Publisher: Vanita Books
Publication Date: September 1st 2011
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Source: eCopy from the Publisher via NetGalley
My Rating: 5/5

BLURB:

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.

REVIEW:

Vanita Oelschlager created an awesome book again! A Tale of Two Mommies is as beautiful and engaging as to A Tale of Two Daddies. The story is still bright and inspiring with a captivating illustration. Which is really cheerful and cute. The kids are really cute. And so adorable.

As time goes by, more and more same-sex couples are raising children of their own, and this book would help the kids to know that the different is not really that wrong, so they can grow up without confusion. This will explain to them that growing up with a non-traditional family is as normal as growing up with a mom and dad. The conversations are simple so the kids won’t find it hard to understand. And surely the art will keep them engage. Highly recommended for kids!!

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