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Similar to the book this publisher published about children having two daddies, this book teaches children about what it is like to have two mommies. I have always held the opinion that no matter the gender of the parent (2 m, 2 f, 1m , 1f, etc.) all that matters is that the child is happy, loved, and protected. This book should be on every teacher and librarian's list because I strongly believe these are important lessons to instill in children from a very young age.
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This is a gently and lovely way to show the way the family of the little boy operates. The other children have questions about the fact that he has two mommies and want to know who helps him in different situations. The little boy answers those questions. The story shows the normality of this family and helps others understand. The pictures are basic but beautiful.
I absolutely adore this book. Not only is the art incredible, but the format is extremely well done. It is written as a kind of question-and-answer poem, with children asking their friend with same-sex parents which one of his parents does what in their domestic setting. I really love this book because it helps to remove the "who wears the pants" stereotype of a same-sex relationship. Not just with wlw or mlm couples, it is also important to remove stereotypes in heterosexual relationships as well--to stress the importance of equal effort with whatever skills each excel at. I love how the boy is not embarrassed about the questions and is answering them honestly. Both of his mothers have their own skills and utilize them to help their son become the best he can be. I also loved how he was saying that he did things himself rather than one of his mothers helping and loved how he specifically explains that both of his moms help a lot of the time. Children are naturally curious and topics like same-sex relationships or parents should not be something that is hidden from them. This book gives kids a safe space to ponder these questions whether they have heterosexual or homosexual parents. Definitely going on my to-buy list.
Lovely, sweet story of a little boy with two mothers. He explains his family structure to two other kids and as is the case in every family with two parents, different parents play different parts (one mother flies kites, the other is handy). I haven't read the first book, A Tale of Two Daddies, but as a queer someone with an untraditional family structure, I am always looking for diverse reads. Loved that this was matter-of-fact and the illustrations were great. Very much recommend.
Thank you, Netgalley and the publisher for the review copy.
This illustrated book has veru beautiful and sweet art!
The message go throught the illustrations, more than words and sentence and the message arrive clear and genuine: two mommies are two mommies and they do what mommies do. They help, listening, educating and play. But the kid is also capable to do some things alone, and this is important for how he will grow up.
I really apprecciated this tiny book.
I would have just liked to see an in-depth analysis of an example of the roles of the two mothers in managing the various family tasks.
This is beautiful way to show the normalcy of having two mommies (or two daddies) to children. My children have grown up being taught that anyone can love whomever they want, so while this isn’t groundbreaking to them it could be for kids who haven’t been raised in a home where loving everyone is taught!!
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
The prose wasn't quite as smooth to me as A Tale of Two Daddies, but similarly I loved how simplistic the messaging is. Having two mommies is not only normal, it's great! Both of them play off each others' strengths and weaknesses just like any other parent combination, and then sometimes they come together as a team to help, comfort, and encourage. Love it.
This book was requested by a previous Lesbrary reviewer who did not finish or review it. In order to keep my Netgalley feedback up to date, I am submitting this review marking it as a DNF, though it was another reviewer who requested this.
This is a wonderful story about a boy with two mommies and great illustrations!! (: Everything about this book was wonderful down to how he described how his mommies help him to how both of them helps him when it comes to things.
A gentle story that helps children understand what it's like for children who have two mommies or daddies. Using simple wording and rhyming prose, paired with adorable illustrations, the book has an overall whimsical attribute that any child would enjoy.
I have actually known families like this, both straight and gay families, where both parents offer different kinds of supports to the children. In this book,which is cute with simple language, the little boy is explaining which of his moms helps with different situations. While they have different skills, both of them provide the emotional support and love he needs.
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this
This is a beautiful book featuring a conversation between children about what it's like to have two mommies. As the children play, one asks the other questions about having two mommies. The rhyming pages are sweet and playful, with lovely pictures to go with it. This is a great book for any family.
I really loved this book, just as much, if not more than 'A Tale of Two Daddies',
This series of books are really too sweet to be real. They make me tear up. I had family that were never supportive of my sexuality or even my gender. I would have loved to have two mothers.
This is a great book for any library or playroom. Young kids will love the cute, bright art and they'd love it even more if someone read it to them with just as much excitement, I felt reading it, myself.
Not much else to say except, buy this book, it's worth it.
it gives you a sense of comfort and also makes you feel nostalgic for (tale of) summer. you can fall in love with the colors of the illustrations.
Cute little story, definitely a fun read.
I came across the book, loved the adorable cover and said: "why not?". Its just 40 colorful pages, containing mostly conversation betweens kids on beach. The feeling is like coming from daily life with pov of pure kids. I can picture the boy having happy life with his two mommies. Full of love and caring no matter what. Hope that there will be more lovely story like this in the future.
I’m so glad there is authors who are writing about this important subject, this book was so well writing and touching, I’m sure is going to help a lot of kids! I will definitely recommend not only for kids with two moms but for every kid.
Thank you netgalley and the publisher for this early copy.
To put it very simply, this is a short story about three kids playing, only one of them has two mommies and as it is to be expected, the other two kids have questions. So they ask their friend about what role each mother plays in his life. Like for example, which mother bakes him cookies, which mother reads him stories, which mother takes him to school etc.
To me, this isn't a groundbreaking story about LGBTQ people, it's just a sweet story that involves LGBTQ people. But to a child that may read this, this may actually prove to be groundbreaking. Because in the end of the day, what it matters, is not the gender of the people that raised you, but the way they raised you and their love for you. And it just goes on to show, that same sex couples, are basically no different from the straight ones.
Really beautiful & Great illustrations!
Thank you for providing me with the eARC
Sweet, cute and adorable and so so important.
This book is the simplest way to put how it wouldn't matter if a kid has two mommies or two daddies instead of one daddy and one mommy. The child can still grow in a healthy, nurturing environment if all they receive is care and love. It is not necessary for children to have parents from both genders and I wholeheartedly agree.
Thank you Netgalley and Vanita Oelschlager for the ARC.
Pretty similar to The Tale Of Two Daddies, which I also enjoyed. I'm always looking for more queer rep books to read with my daughter.
I like the style of this, posed as just a regular conversation between children who are asking questions to understand how the world works.
Thank you to Netgalley for providing the ARC of this book. These are my honest thoughts.