Friday, February 12, 2016
Book Review: A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager
Title: A Tale of Two Mommies
Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Publisher: Vanita Books
Release Date: April 1st 2010
Format: ebook (will be Hardback)
A Tale of Two Mommies is a playground conversation between two children. The girl says he heard that the boy has two moms. The boy says that is right--he has Mommy and Momma. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow
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.
What a wonderful story and illustrated beautifully ( Kristin Blackwood & Mike Blanc). It’s amazing how kids get into conversations. How kids explain things sometimes is the best way. What is the difference between Momma and Mommy? They each do different things to support the little boy, but in different ways. They both tuck him in at night, but during the day they do different things.
A nice book to tell kids about different family dynamics. The age group is perfect, since I believe that is the time that kids start to ask those type of questions.
*I received a free ARC of A Tale of Two Mommies from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
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