In this unique book, the writer, Shosh Pinkas, shares the story of many same-sex families around the world. Gal and Noa's Daddies describes in a simple, clear, and humorous way, without any apologies, a loving and caring same-sex family.
This is a brave and important book for children, and it also provides an appropriate answer for the needs of adults, as well. Family members, teachers, and friends will learn how to cope with the questions of curious children who seek to know more about the different types of families they see around them.
For age 3 and up.
The story was evaluated by a child psychologist to insure that the messages are appropriate for children of this age.
"Shosh Pinkas's book is a charming book that tells the story of a happy, loving family. Some say that all happy families are alike, but this family is a little different - it has two fathers and two daughters. The book explains how the girls came to this world in a family that has two dads but without the need to justify it. Human warmth is the most important thing. Every child that reads this book will wish to sit on the lap of Daddy-I and Daddy-Yo, to play with the cats, and to be a part of Noa and Gal's home - a hugging and sharing home, where everyone makes salad and does the laundry. Society needs books like this one: free in mind, not stuttering, that relays the joy that each parent feels when choosing to raise children and accepting the privilege of answering their children's questions, while teaching them to think and respect every person, young or old."
(Prof. Y. Tamir, President of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design , Former Minister of Education)
"The book Gal and Noa's Daddies fills the void that exists on this subject on children's bookshelves.
The book gives children a clear and simple explanation without unnecessary details, but in an easy-to-understand language. The story challenges the conventional disciplines of gender and presents alternative options as natural and positive. I'm sure the book would be an appropriate response to the need of adults - relatives, teachers, and friends - to answer questions that children will ask.
The illustrations are aesthetic and pleasant. They contribute to the presentation of the family as natural, warm, and loving, and help to shatter the existing stereotypes. I enjoyed reading it!"
(Rennana, Library Director, The David Yellin Academic College of Education)
"A few decades ago, you could hardly find books on "special" children. Today, there are no special children-all children are special, with their own unique personality. The awareness of diversity and variety are evolving, although not enough, and children are the first to accept it. I believe that they deliver the change and so does your book. The life of your children and their daughters will enrich us all. Slowly, tolerance will arrive. Bless you!"
(Dr. Hana Gilaie Guinor, Clinical Psychologist)