A Tale of Two Daddies

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Overview

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.”

A Tale of Two Daddies is intended for 4-8 year olds.  It becomes clear that...

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Overview

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.”

A Tale of Two Daddies is intended for 4-8 year olds.  It becomes clear that the family bond is unburdened by any cultural discomforts. This book introduces a type of family increasingly visible in our society. Neither favoring nor condemning, this book reflects a child’s practical and innocent look at the adults who nurture and love her.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981971469
  • Publisher: VanitaBooks, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 42
  • Sales rank: 1,427,766
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

 Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist, former teacher, current caregiver, author and poet. She is a graduate of Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio, where she currently serves as a Trustee. Vanita is also Writer in Residence for the Literacy Program at The University of Akron.

Kristin Blackwood is an experienced illustrator. Some of her other books include My Grampy Can’t Walk; Let Me Bee; Big Blue; Made In China; What Pet Will I Get?; Ivy in Bloom and Ivan’s Great Fall. She uses a linoleum reduction technique for creating the illustrations for this story. Kristin lives in Lakewood, Ohio, with her two daughters.
 

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  • Posted February 25, 2015

    A great rhyming book that's worth a good look! Out in the playgr

    A great rhyming book that's worth a good look!
    Out in the playground, having fun
    That’s when a friend’s questions come
    She has two Daddies, that is true
    And he wants to know what each will do.

    From cooking, building and loving too
    He questions her about what they do
    Some things are done by one or the other
    Some by her and some by another

    Whatever the task, it does not matter, as
    It will be done with love, whoever it was
    From cleaning and healing a scrape on the knee
    Love is certainly forever the key.

    The book is delightfully illustrated too
    Helping it appeal to young children, that is true.
    The questions are simple and asked in rhyme
    With poetic answers, too, every time.

    Encouraging talk is a great thing
    As talking can understanding bring.
    The topic is treated with respect and shows
    Love is the answer as the author knows.

    This book, like ‘A Tale of Two Mummies’ too,
    Is sold to raise money for charities who
    With additional funds can help others so
    To get this book, please off you go!

    Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too,
    for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Our Daughter's favorite book!!!

    A must have for every gay family, a great story!

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

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    Two reviews in One. A Tale of Two Daddies and A Tale of Two Momm

    Two reviews in One. A Tale of Two Daddies and A Tale of Two Mommies.

    These two books were truly a fun read. The reality is that our world is constantly changing and with more and more same sex couples raising children of their own, it's important for all children to be taught that different is ok but that “different” is not that different at all. These books do just that.

    In each of the books we have a little girl being raised by daddies and a little boy being raised by mommies. Each has curious friends who are asking which parent does what in their household.

    I personally enjoyed reading A Tale of Two Daddies more than A Tale of Two Mommies. I found the rhyming and the flow to be executed a bit better with the daddies and the illustrations were great for both books. Overall, I think these books serve their purpose, although, I do think that it would be best for smaller children. I think older kids would pose tougher questions but for smaller kids, these books are the right fit.

    Copies of each book were provided by Vanita Books via NetGalley.

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