Heather Has Two Mommies

Heather Has Two Mommies

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Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman, Laura Cornell

Candlewick relaunches a modern classic for this generation with an all-new, beautifully illustrated edition.

Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn’t have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn’t matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because “the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another.” This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesléa Newman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763666316
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/11/2015
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 465,433
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Lesléa Newman is the author of more than sixty books for children and adults, including October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. A former poet laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts, she lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Laura Cornell has illustrated many books for children, including the best-selling picture books by Jamie Lee Curtis. She lives in New York City.

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Heather Has Two Mommies: 20th Anniversary Edition 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
WhiteFlowerLei76 More than 1 year ago
An excellent ground breaking book. A must read for anyone that wants to teach their children the beauty of diversity. 
NORMA112 More than 1 year ago
As a lesbian mother of four this book helped me try to explain to my five year old how come she has two mommies. we need more books like this
ellisonWM More than 1 year ago
About a gal who goes to school and the teacher has the students draw their families, she explains that it does not matter what a family looks like as long as there is luv.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This picture-storybook tells a three-part story. First, it tells how Heather's two mommies met, fell in love, and moved in together. Then there is a fairly detailed section about Heather's conception and birth. Finally there is a section that describes different kinds of families. You'll have to supply some anatomical and reproductive information to your child. The book assumes that a child would already be puzzled about how Heather got here without a father's help. Leslea Newman certainly thinks children ought to have much more information much earlier than I did, and I think that's good. The first and last parts are unquestionably good and worthwhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I do think this is a well-written book at all. I have no problem with it adressing the issue of a lesbian relationship- if you want to teach your kids about that, go for it. But keep in mind that it is a children's book, and because of that, it should be a relatively simple book. This book not only addressed and discussed the lesbian relationship, but also artificial insemination, 'tender breasts,' and even went into detail about the lives of Heather's friends. A children's book should focus on one or two topics and stick with them, not jump about and cover everything, and especially not in vitro fertilization. I do not recommend this book for reading to children.