Daddy, Papa and ME
|Author:||Carol Thompson (Illustrator); Lesléa Newman|
Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.
"As the title indicates, a smiling tot describes his role within a nurturing two dad family. In rhyming text, "Daddy helps me paint the sky. / Papa helps me bake a pie," and so on till bedtime. Thompson provides warm, mixedmedia illustrations of the happy trio against clean white backgrounds as they play and keep house together. Together with the corresponding Mommy, Mama, and Me (9781582462639), it gives children with singlesex parents validation of their family structures in a healthy, positive way. Although it's not mentioned in the text, the illustrations in each one gently point to mixedrace households as well. Toddlers with two moms or two dads don't care about gender politics, they care about love, and this is what these two books give them." --Kirkus Reviews
LESLEA NEWMAN is the author of over fifty books, including Heather Has Two Mommies, the first children's book to portray lesbian families in a positive way. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
CAROL THOMPSON has illustrated more than forty-five books for children, and is the recipient of the Mother Goose Award for Children's Book Illustration. She lives in Ashby de la Zouch, England.