A great book for all children, to show that even a family with 2 mums is exactly the same as everyone else's.
Written in the form of Q&A between kids, makes it easy for young children to understand as well as enjoy the simple story.
I will definitely be reading this with my son when he's a little older!
Give The Kid a Book
Such a cute story! A great book to help explain two Mommies to kids. Also great for multicultural families. Cute illustrations and an easy read for the age range. Great for helping bridge understanding.
What A Slacker!
This little book teaches kids it’s okay to have two mommies that love you. You get the same support and love from your parents no matter who they are.
Synopsis: A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing.” A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds. This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same-sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.
My Thoughts: While I do not have any children, I believe it is very important to raise children to love and understand differences rather than to hate them, and therefore I was intrigued by the concept of this book. While having both books would, I think, be important to help children understand the variety of families, I would have been happier this this book had not had so many pages that were almost exactly the same as A Tale of Two Daddies; if writing these two books, I just think it would have been better to address different stereotypes in each one. But again, I would definitely recommend this for helping young children learn to read, and learn to understand different families.
A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing.”
A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds. This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.
Children talk. They ask questions. Especially about what’s different or unfamiliar. Answers are always honest and from the heart. Vanita Oelschlager does a great job in A Tale of Two Mommies displaying a child’s point of view of having same sex parents and the differences. The differences to the child? No more than any other child and a parent. All that matters is someone is there when they have a bad dream, someone is there to teach them that manners are an important quality to have in life, that someone is there when they have a bad day to listen and make it all better. It’s not important which parent kisses the boo-boo, as long as it’s kissed. Responsibilities aren’t different just because there’s no mommy and daddy, cause mommy has it under control. Most of all what’s important to a same sex parented child…that they are loved—unconditionally and often.
The book expresses the ease of this acceptance from one child to another. The love the child has makes any question easy to answer and once the answer is given, curiosity has been fed and life is good—or that’s how most children see it.
A wonderful story accompanied by bright and beautiful artwork. Great for those inquisitive children and parents who are searching for a way to explain why Janie or Johnny has two daddies or mommies.
Adoptions From the Heart
While at the beach two other kids ask a little boy about having two mommies. Just like A Tale of Two Daddies, this book has little kids asking questions about what its like to have two mommies. Another great book with fabulous illustrations from Vanita Oelschlager.
Picture Book Depot
Vanita Oelschlager thinks of everything. Last year, she debuted a clever little book about a boy being raised by two daddies. The book was cute and innovative, and I considered it perfect for anyone starting a blended family. But Oelschlager didn’t stop there. Now she’s debuting her latest book, A Tale of Two Mommies, and it’s just as sensitive and creative as its predecessor.
A Tale of Two Mommies, unfolds as a conversation between three children. A boy tells his two friends all about being raised by his two mommies, and what each of them add to his life.
He refers to his two mothers as “Momma” and “Mommy", and explains to his friends, in exquisite detail, how the two are alike and different: “Mommy has all the tools; there’s nothing she can’t fix.” “Momma’s the one for riding a bike, and she’s also the one for flying a kite.”
And then, like its twin, this sensitive book tells a delightful tale of love, trust and family pride. Illustrator Mike Blanc is back again, teaming up with Oeschlager to present a neat package of sweet words and colorful drawings reminiscent of early childhood at its finest.
For a heartwarming story about unconventional families, unconventional roles and unconventional love, pick up a copy of A Tale of Two Mommies.