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A Tale of Two Daddies

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This Tale of Two Daddies is just as loving, as heartwarming, and as beautiful as the Tale of Two Mommies! So, so beautifully written, with love pouring out of every page.
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My heart felt warm after reading this. The presentation is simple and clear. A really wholesome book. Thank you NetGalley and VanitaBooks LLC for the e-copy
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That was a fun book to read! I love reading children's fiction (or in this case, picture book) with diverse and three dimensional characters so this was right up my alley. This book normalizes having LGBTQ parents without making a big deal and not resorting to gender roles either. It even shows that the children can have their own responsibilites and agendas: the girl being able to match her own socks or being the only one who stays up late because her fathers go to bed early. That was very fun. I hope seeing more books like this in the future.
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This is an adorable picture book about a girl with two fathers. Her friends "ask who does..." and she answers.
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I like the story. It's simple and easy to understand. The art could use more color, maybe use different lighting to add dimension and makes it looks more appealing
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Thank you NetGalley and VanitaBooks, LLC for accepting my request to read and review A Tale of Two Daddies. 

Author:  Vanita Oelschlager
Published: 05/01/10
Genre:  Children's Fiction -- 

My love for Webster's and yellow highlighters was a slow process; however today I cannot imagine my life without either.  A true story imaginatively recounted is a tale; I would have lost on Jeopardy.  In addition, two men parenting would not have been my first thought.

The book is a dialogue between two children:  one asking if you have two dads (step-fathers are not mentioned or the second dad in a child's life after a death) and what do they do.  The second child confirms yes, how each are addressed differently and have specific roles (Mom is not mentioned or addressed).  

The answers are short and direct, and the questions do seem age-appropriate.  

There is a whimsical tone to the illustrations and story.
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First and foremost, I would love to thank NetGalley, the author, and publishers for allowing me the opportunity to read this advanced copy. This book has so many moral values. Recommended
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This book is absolutely adorable! I think it's a great respresentation for kids with two dads (or two moms!) and shows them that it's perfectly normal!
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Such a cute and adorable little story. I think it is so important that we discuss topics such as children having two dads with her children, as it is it is something that was not usually discussed in the past. I love how the girl so easily answers all of the kids questions, letting him know that her family really isn’t any different than his. I think this is an important thing that should be talked about more in the classroom And with our children.
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This short story is well told and illustrates what it means to grow-up in a loving family with a best friend who accepts and cherishes their friendship.
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This is a realistic children’s book on how children are curious and not judgmental when they hear something different. The little boy heard his little friend had two dads and so he asks her about it. She proceeds to tell him all the great things her daddy and Papa do for her and like with the most to power in holes holes what one isn’t good at the other is in she is so proud of her Daddys I thought this book with the pictures was so cute and adorable and couldn’t wait to read it to my daughter. If you have young children you should read this to them  and I don’t think dialogue is necessary if you read it and act like it’s a normal thing then your child will except it as that. because when we read the three little pigs or Goldilocks and the three Bears we don’t have a preamble to the story we just read it and let it have all the entertaining joy it brings. This is just my suggestion I love the story and thought it was so cute and so did my daughter. She has two friends with parents who are in the LGBTQ community and I think it’s great we can read books that reflect those families as well. I received this book from Net Galley and the publisher but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.
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I requested and read the companion book of this, A Tale of Two Mommies, several years ago and I'm pleased to say that A Tale of Two Daddies is equally as fantastic as the other book by Vanita Oelschlager. This book tackles a subject that is, unfortunately, pushed as controversial by some horrendous people and I'm so glad that we have books like these to put their homophobic beliefs to rest. 

This book is ultimately very similar to its counterpart, simply gender-swapping the parents and child. It follows that same pattern of asking questions about how the parents' roles are factored into the household in a very heart-warming and wholesome way. 

The artwork is adorable and fun as well, creating an absolutely wonderful setup for introducing the fact that these families exist and they are just as real and wonderful as other families can be. I'm so grateful that this book exists and I hope it helps to continue normalizing these families for the rest of the world.
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I was given the opportunity to read both A Tale of Two Daddies and A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager from NetGalley and VanitaBooks LLC Publishing who sent me a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. The two books mirror each other in style and pacing and they both gently push the edge of gender stereotypes that children may ask other children who have parents of the same gender identity. The artwork in the picture book is vibrant and eye-catching keeping the audience engaged and interested. There is some slight sense of nostalgia with the fact that all adults can only be seen from their knees down which reminded me of charlie brown. And all of the writing contents have the voice of the children in the book. I found it very valuable that along with answering which parental figure did what there were interjections of the child answering that they independently did things. Overall 10/10 book and it is definitely on my list of books to purchase for my libraries.
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It’s a dual review day! I was recently granted access to the books: A Tale of Two Mommies and A Tale of Two Daddies. Written by Vanita Oelschlager, illustrated by Mike Blanc and Kristin Blackwood.
I’m going to step out if my established form of review, and talk a bit about the role of the Educator in teaching what many people consider “controversial subjects.” In an attempt to avoid any suggestion of virtue signaling, I’m going to avoid telling you about what I believe because whoI am as a person, and what my thoughts are become secondary, the minute I walk through my classroom door. I’m that room, my responsibility is much greater. I’m not Amy McKay. I’m Ms Amy, and as such, I have very simple goals. To create an environment of acceptance, and belonging.
A classroom can be one of the most magical places. It is it’s own entity, and for me, (I work with under 6’s,) the place where it all starts. I’m constantly surprised by attitudes expressed towards Early Childhood Education in general. That it is optional, less than important, but the opposite couldn’t be more true. This is where it starts. A love of learning, the curiosity of it all; the adventure and the reward. The wonder of a classroom, the possibility.
The belonging.
That is why my role as an Educator is the only thing I consider within these walls. It is my ethical duty to ensure that each one of my tiny, magnificent humans is represented in my classroom. That means ensuring that I am creating a community that recognizes all of our similarities, and our differences. That recognizes the individual, and honours the group.
If your goal is create a space of acceptance, it is quite easily done. All that is required of you is to accept. And honour, and acknowledge. The planning takes a bit more of an approach, but an Educator really just needs to step back and assess whether they can see each of their students in the environment reflected in everyday classroom life. This isn’t making sure you talk about Hanukkah, when you talk about Christmas. This is an everyday thing, a commitment to inclusive practice.
It’s the tweaking of “Father’s/Mother’s Day,” to make space for all Families. It’s in multicultural crayons, papers and paints. It’s in your toys choices, it’s in how you speak to them. The classroom materials you post. The language you use. Never underestimate how you use your words, gestures and expressions. It’s on never forgetting that creating a place where a child feels seen for who they are, not what they are or where they come from… is your responsibility.
It’s in your books. It’s in presenting a diverse selection of reading materials that show the many different cultures, families. Choose books that acknowledge differences in socioeconomic status, food insecurity, surrogacy, blended families, family structures, a variety of lifestyles. It’s overwhelming, but when assessing my classroom, I try not to look for the things I’m not showing them. I simply ensure that what I am showing them includes every child enrolled.

For example, the books A Tale of Two Mommies and A Tale of Two Daddies. Children are the most beautifully blunt creatures when it comes to questions. This book is delivered in exactly that way. Full of simple, rhymes and a song like cadence. I’m the story, a child asks their peers about their their Moms/Dads. No judgement, no suggestion that it may be “different.” Just the curiosity of what many children consider the roles of parenting, based on gender.
Who cooks your food? Who helps you when you are hurt? Who takes care of you at night? All the questions basic, but gently challenging “traditional,” family roles. The general point of the story being that in any family, with any combination parenting adult(s,) there are roles for everyone. And someone to meet your needs. There is love. A Parent who takes care of homework, a Parent that drops you off at school.
I enjoyed the simplicity of presentation here. That is the spirit I reflect in my classroom, and it opens the opportunity for conversation. I often draw the similarities/differences conclusion. If I draw any conclusion at all. If questioned, I would discuss. If not, I would say nothing and allow the information to just be.
In the way of review, I give A Tale of Two Mommies and a Tale of Two Daddies ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. The subject matter is relevant. The language is well thought out. The subject matter thoughtfully approached, and it was enjoying to explore the back and forth of their questions and explanations. The illustrations are well done, and engaging.
Thank you to VanitaBooks and NetGalley, for the opportunity to review.
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This book is literally short and sweet; it’s a conversation between two children at the park as one of them explains to the other what it’s like to have two dads (spoiler alert, it’s pretty great for her). 

A Tale of Two Daddies is a book full of amazing illustrations, fun rhymes, and a great message. I think this book belongs in homes, classrooms, and all government offices because some of them might need help understanding the concept.

Thanks to NetGalley and VanitaBooks LLC Publishing for sending me a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. A Tale of Two Daddies is now available for purchase and at your local libraries.
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This book is so sweet, i love that more and more titles are normalizing what families look like for all different kinds of kids!
I found that some of the lines read very weirdly, especially when trying to read it out loud as a storybook, but perhaps that’s just me. The message that this book gives us more important than some wording anyways.
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‘A Tale of Two Daddies’ is a lovely children’s picture book that shows the normality of having LGBT+ parents. This would be a great picture book for any classroom and any room at home. It’s important to include representation of LGBT+ parents and their children as it helps reduce the stigma against the topic. Really well done with adorable art.
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A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager.

Illustrations by Kristin Blackwood and Mike Blanc.

A big thank you to NetGalley and VanitaBooks, LLC for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) in exchange for an honest review.

First impression? The cover and illustrations are so beautiful, you can always tell when a lot of time has been spent on the art. These are high quality illustrations. They vaguely remind me of The Peanuts Characters in style.

The story is a back and forth conversation of two children as they play. They talk about what it's like to have two dads and which dad does what for the little girl. 

This goes along side another book by Vanita Oelschlager called 'A Tale of Two Mommies'.

Again, I am in love with the LGBTQIA+ themed book. 

LOVE ❤️ 

This and the other of its kind would be an amazing LGBTQIA+ resource for any home,  school,  and/or library. 

It shows that having two dads is hardly different to having two mommies,  or one mommy and one daddy in the way that everyone is different in all families. Having different parents doesn't matter as long as your family loves you..

A very heartwarming children's book.
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I am always looking for books that have representation of characters or families different than our own so my children understand and embrace diversity. 'A Tale of Two Daddies' was a wonderfully illustrated story about two children talking about a family dynamic, which parent does what. The main character has two dads; Daddy and Poppa. Her relationship with both is described, using rhyming and beautiful pictures to show her life at home.
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Name of Book: A Tale of Two Daddies
Author:  Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrators: Kristen Blackwood and Mike Blanc  
Publisher: Vanita Books LLC
Genre:  Children LGBTQ
My Rating:  5 Stars

This story is just adorable. The illustration are great ~  any child would totally enjoy following!
Story is about a little girl with two fathers ~ she calls one Poppa and the other Daddy.

The little girl and a little boy are having a playground discussion.
 The little girl has two daddies. The little boy is curious so is asking questions as to how two daddies can help.
She answers his questions as to what ‘Daddy’ helps with ~ as well as what ‘Poppa’ does.  
Makes it perfectly clear!

Want to thank NetGalley and Vanita Books for this electronic copy!
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