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A Tale of Two Daddies

by Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrated by Kristin Blackwood and Mike Blanc

Published by VanitaBooks, 2010
40 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9819714-5-2

Ages 3 - 8

A little boy curious about how things work in the family of a little girl who lives with her two dads is full of questions as the two of them play. “Who’s your dad when your hair needs braids? Who’s your dad when you’re afraid? . . . Which dad helps when your day begins? Who is there to tuck you in?” Alternating page spreads feature the boy’s questions and the girl’s response to each (“Poppa’s the one when I need braids. Daddy is there when I’m afraid . . . Poppa’s awake when my day begins. Both of my daddies tuck me in.”). This warm, welcome book is a standout for its fresh, clever approach to relating familiar details in a child’s life—in this case, a child who happens to have same-sex parents.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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