Daddy, Papa, and Me

Daddy, Papa, and Me

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by Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson
     
 

Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

Overview

Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The premise is simple but the message is loaded, and some people will be protesting the inclusion of this book in school and public libraries. This family consists of two dads and what appears to be a cute young toddler. They do all the things any pair of parents would do—they play games indoors and outdoors, they paint pictures and bake a pie, and they make music both on a guitar and by banging on pots. Daddy knows how to sew while Papa teaches the toddler how to throw. Daddy fixes tea and they all have a tea party which includes a toy bear. By the end of the day, two worn out parents are sitting back to back against a tree while this toddler is still going strong. A very cheerful and engaging book that will find a home with a special group of parents. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS—These board books show same-sex parents engaged in daily activities with their children. In Daddy, the men play with their toddler—dress-up, paper-airplane flying, strumming and drumming instruments, and having a tea party. Mommy and Mama spend the day at the park—going down the slide, riding the merry-go-round, playing hide-and-seek. The soft, realistic illustrations expand the simple texts.—Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews
As the title indicates, a smiling tot describes his role within a nurturing twodad family. In rhyming text, "Daddy helps me paint the sky. / Papa helps me bake a pie," and so on till bedtime. Thompson provides warm, mixedmedia illustrations of the happy trio against clean white backgrounds as they play and keep house together. Together with the corresponding Mommy, Mama, and Me (9781582462639), it gives children with singlesex parents validation of their family structures in a healthy, positive way. Although it's not mentioned in the text, the illustrations in each one gently point to mixedrace households as well. Toddlers with two moms or two dads don't care about gender politics, they care about love, and this is what these two books give them. (1236 mos.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582462622
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
184,094
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

LESL?âA NEWMAN is the author of over fifty books, including Heather Has Two Mommies, the first children's book to portray lesbian families in a positive way. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

CAROL THOMPSON has illustrated more than forty-five books for children, and is the recipient of the Mother Goose Award for Children's Book Illustration. She lives in Ashby de la Zouch, England.

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Daddy, Papa, and Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great book to teach kids about how all families are different. My 2year old twin boys love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story for kids to relate to, so great!!