Monday, January 11, 2016

Book Review: A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager

Title: A Tale of Two Daddies
Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Publisher: Vanita Books
ISBN: 9780981971469
Release Date: April 1st 2010
Pages: 42
Genre: Children’s
Format: ebook (will be Hardback)
Source: NetGalley

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.

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 Poppa and Daddy? They each do different things to support the little girl, but in different ways. They both tuck her 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.

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)

*I received a free ARC of A Tale of Two Daddies from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

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