Sunday, June 30, 2019

[ARC REVIEW] A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager

Title:  A Tale of Two Daddies

Author:  Vanita Oelschlager

Artist:  Mike Blanc and Kristin Blackwood

Genre:  Children's / LGBT / Family

Year Published: 2010

Year Read:  2019

Vanita Books, LLC

Source:  eARC (NetGalley)

Content Rating:  Ages 4+ (Nothing Objectionable)

Buy on:  Amazon  //  Book Depository 

I would like to thank NetGalley and Vanita Books, LLC for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After I read “A Tale of Two Mommies,” which was also written by Vanita Oelschlager, along with artwork by Mike Blanc and Kristin Blackwood, I had decided to pick up its companion book “A Tale of Two Daddies” and I enjoyed this book just as much as “A Tale of Two Mommies!”

This book is mostly about a young girl telling her friend about what kind of activities she does with her two dads and she refers to them as her poppa and daddy.  For instance, her poppa would do activities like braid her hair or build her a treehouse, while her daddy would fix her knee, be her soccer coach and make her birthday cake.

Vanita Oelschlager’s writing was just as adorable and inspiring in this book as it was in “A Tale of Two Mommies!”  When I found out that there was a companion book to “A Tale of Two Mommies,” I just had to pick this book up!  I liked the fact that there is no difference between how two mommies handle their children and how two daddies handle their children as their parenting styles are still the same no matter what.  I always loved the fact that Vanita Oelschlager always tackles the topic of same-sex parenting in a kid-friendly way and I still like the fact that the girl’s friend never questions about why the girl has two daddies, but more on what kind of activities the two daddies do with the girl.  Mike Blanc’s and Kristin Blackwood’s artwork is adorable to look at, especially of the scenes of the little girl doing various activities with her two dads.  I always find it interesting that we do not really see the dads’ faces in this book as we only see their legs and arms throughout the story.

Overall, “A Tale of Two Daddies” is a truly fantastic book about same-sex parenting that parents will enjoy reading to their children over and over again!  I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Book Blogger Hop #54: June 28th - July 4th

Hello everyone! I'm participating in another book meme called the Book Blogger Hop which is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer!  Basically, you just answer weekly questions and then post up your link on the question's page.

This week's question is : 

 This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Review.

No.  I usually pick up a book based on the synopsis or the blurb.  If the synopsis of the book sounds interesting to me, then I'll pick up the book.  If it doesn't, then I don't pick up the book.  However, I do like books with gorgeous covers!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #139: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Spin the Dawn
Author:  Elizabeth Lim
Expected Publication Date:  July 9th, 2019

Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she'll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There's just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.

Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia's task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.

And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor's reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

Project Runway meets Mulan?  I love Mulan, so I'll definitely give this a read!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #138: Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Call It What You Want
Author:  Brigid Kemmerer
Expected Publication Date:  June 25th, 2019

When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care.

Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle.

When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built. But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship...

This captivating, heartfelt novel asks the question: Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?

I never read any of Brigid Kemmerer's books before.  But I've been hearing great things about her book "A Curse So Dark and Lonely," so I'm  going to give some of her books a try!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Sunday Post Meme (173)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY EVERYONE!!  I got my gifts for my Dad all ready to go!  I'm planning on giving him the new Jumanji movie with the Rock in it, so let's see how that movie turns out!  Meanwhile, I have been out job searching and I got a call from one of the employers to have a job interview!  Fingers crossed that I get this job!

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* I was interested in checking this movie out because I've been seeing so many trailers about this movie and well, Bruce Willis was in this movie!  I never expected this movie to be so BRUTAL and yet, I still enjoyed it! It was quite action-packed and gruesome!


* Wow!  I never would have expected to enjoy this movie like I did!  I absolutely loved the first "Men in Black" movie and I found myself really enjoying this movie!  So action-packed and hilarious at the same time!


What are you doing for Father's Day?

  Check out We Live and Breathe Books' post on What Type of Reader Are You?

☆ Check out Happy Indulgence's review on JADE CITY REVIEW: BEST BOOK I’VE READ THIS YEAR

★ Check out As Told by Tina's review on RANT REVIEW | THE PERFECT DATE BY EVELYN LOZADA

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2019.