Okay guys, this is a bit different from the usual fare. But when I was given the chance to have a look at these two children’s books for a fair review, I couldn’t resist. As I have been in a gay relationship for nearly 3 years, the topic of marriage, fatherhood and adoption has come up. It is really great to see a children’s book that will help educate children about the possibility to have same-sex parents in a way they can understand. Too often adults transfer their own misconceptions and prejudices onto their children.
The facts: These books were published by VanitaBooks, LLC on May 1st, 2010 (A Tale of Two Daddies) and on September 1st (A Tale Of Two Mommies).
I love that this book shows that among two men or women, one doesn’t necessarily have to be in the “traditional” role of the housewife, and one of the husband. Both can have nurturing and protective aspects. There are no roles that have to be performed, just two parents who love their child and show their love in any way they can.
The art was especially fantastic. It is drawn in a way that will engage children and make them laugh. Wonderful idea, great execution 🙂
The only thing that I didn’t like that much was that some parts of the book rhymed, some didn’t. It would have been more effective had it been consequent, but as the words themselves are actually not as important as the rest, I can still say that I would highly recommend this book for gay parents and educational institutions.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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