A Tale of Two Daddies
by Vanita Oelschlager, Kristin Blackwood, and Mike Blanc
A Tale of Two Mommies
by Vanita Oelschlager, and Mike Blanc
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I really like this artwork! It is bright and colorful and fun. Plus its very cute!
Both stories are written in a two questions then two answers pattern. It is very easy to read and the flow is very smooth. The last word in both questions and answers rhyme so its almost like reading a poem or a song and it gives it a very cheerful sound.
Both books have the same general message: It doesn’t matter if you have two moms or two dads, they still share responsibilities and divide responsibilities in the same way a traditional mom and dad would.
I think this is a great message for all kids. If a child has two of the same sex parent it will reinforce the fact that there is nothing wrong with having two mommies or two daddies. If a child has a traditional, one mom / one dad pair it will show them that not all kids have one of each, and that family dynamics are pretty much the same despite the difference.
I really like that both books are written as conversations between kids without adult involvement. The children’s questions are innocent and they are just trying to understand. There is no malice. Just simple curiosity. You can almost see the wheels turning in their minds. “My mom braids my hair, so if you have two dads, who braids your hair?” An adult might take offence to this because “Men can braid hair too” but a child doesn’t necessarily know that. They just know what they see in their own life. So they ask the questions, accept the answers and move on. No harm done!