Book Review: A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager, Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator), Mike Blanc (Illustrator)

About the Book:

A Tale of Two Daddies is a playground conversation between two children. The boy says he heard that the girl has two dads. The girl says that is right–she has Daddy and Poppa. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow: “Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? / Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?” To which she answers: “Daddy is my soccer coach. / Poppa cooks me eggs and toast.”

Intended for 4- to 8-year-olds, this book introduces a type of family increasingly visible in modern society. Neither favoring nor condemning, it reflects a child’s practical and innocent look at the adults who nurture and love her. It becomes clear that the family bond is unburdened by any cultural discomforts.

Paperback, 42 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Vanita Books
ISBN: 0981971466 (ISBN13: 9780981971469)
edition language: English
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My rating: ★★★★★

Adorable. I have no other words for it. I loved the drawings, if only the dads had faces too. But I guess that’s not the point of the book. I know, I know. The point is, in its simplicity, it managed to convey that it didn’t matter if the little girl had two daddies, they are a family.

My most favorite part of the book is the last question:

Who is your dad when you’re sad and need some love?

and the answer:

Both, of course.

On point. At the end of the day, that’s what counts the most, isn’t it? Love.

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