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Daddy's Roommate / Edition 1

Daddy's Roommate / Edition 1

4.2 6
by Michael Willhoite

ISBN-10: 1555831184

ISBN-13: 9781555831189

Pub. Date: 07/01/1994

Publisher: Alyson Books

Product Details

Alyson Books
Publication date:
Alyson Wonderland Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Daddy's Roommate 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mummy Never Told Me by Babette Cole was a book of questions that cheekily examines topics that children are interested in but they can figure out by themselves such as sex for example. ¿Mummy never told me why she and daddy lock me out of their bedroom.¿- With a picture of the naked parents running around their bed with feathers and kinky paraphernalia lying around the room¿¿Or why some men fall in love with men and some women fall in love with women?¿ Amongst the various sex questions, there are silly questions, and fun questions all mixed up- ¿Why do old people sleep with their teeth in a jar next to them¿. Of course no answers are given this is obviously a way to open up and encourage questions and develop answers together, in an ideal world. In reading reviews of this book, there was surprisingly nothing mentioned of the mere possibly that this book could be controversial even with the images of breasts and bold suggestions of sex. It was then that Daddy¿s Roommate by Michael Willhoite came to mind. It received raging criticism for having a picture of two men waking up in the morning rising from the same bed yet these characters were clothed. People were concerned that it suggested sex between the men, others replied that is certainly does not suggest sex, but rather waking up from sleep. In my opinion, looking at the picture I see don¿t see sex, but in Mummy Never Told me, it¿s much more evident yet nobody seems to mind. So what does this mean? People would rather expose their children to bold and obvious sugestions of hetero wild sex acts breasts flailing and all then the subtle loving image of two men in pyjamas getting out of bed!?!?!?!?! Well...you people suck!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It seems to me the point of a review section in a site such as this is to comment upon a book you have read. Not to attack a book you have never read. All the book does is show the day to day activities in which a child who has a father who lives with another man can engage. Such activities as playing. Or eating. Or sleeping. It doesn't indoctrinate anyone. It simply places a mirror up to one potential form of a family and allows the reader to reflect upon it. You might actually consider reading it yourself, instead of condemning the work outright without ever having done so. Children have a wonderful capacity, if given the opportunity, to see the good in people and to recognize difference is simply that, difference. Too bad more adults cannot do that. There are children out there that have two mommies or two daddies. Thankfully there are books such as this where they can see their families reflected back at them. Regardless of your point of view on homosexuality, gay people have children, and it does these children good to see their lives in the world around them. And it might not hurt for children of heterosexual families to see such works and understand that there are many different kinds of families out there, and every one of them deserves respect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's terrible that 30+ years after our liberation that hate still exsists. I'm glad there are books we can give our children to help them embrace differences....it's how the real world works!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this book was a good way to enstill acceptance in children. To the previous blatantly hurtful and homophobic review, homosexuality is not a crime. Children should learn to be accepting and open minded about people who are 'different' from them because in the real world they will encounter such people. Love is love no matter what form it comes in and shouldn't be judged.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As if it weren't bad enough to have the scourge of homosexuality on our planet, now they are trying to indoctrinate the younger generation? That is just plain wrong and very disappointing....