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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  1. I love both this one and A Tale of Two Mommies, too, Ronyell. It's great to see that there are children's books explaining same sex parents, and I think it's done in such a good way, too.
    Great review!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms