Friday, 15 June 2018
Review; A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager and Mike Blanc (illustrator)
Description from Goodreads
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 on the Book
A Tale of Two Mommies gets the point across quite easily as having two parents of the same sex/gender doesn't mean that the kid(s) gets any less love. What I also like about the book is that it normalizes having parents in a queer relationship.