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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review: Tale of Two Daddies By Vainta Oelschlager

Title: Tale of Two Daddies
Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Publication: April 28, 2010
Publisher: Vanita Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Children’s Poetry
Audience: 5 and up

"A Tale of Two Daddies" is told through a playground conversation between twochildren, one of whom is a girl who has two dads. This story can help parentsand teachers handle questions about same-sex parents. Illustrations.

My Thoughts
We all know young children ask lots of questions and the little boy in this story is not different. This story is a great way to introduce a child to different types of families. This story is told in verse and is really cute. The illustrations are great. The questions the little boys ask are age appropriate and really show what young children are really thinking. I love how the little girl gets right the point and answers each question like she is not bothered by the multiple questions this little boy is asking. Once again I shared this with Jessie. At this time I'm not aware of her knowing anyone who's parents are same-sex. Jessie had lots of questions of her own. I will definetly read more books by Oelschlager.


  1. I think I remember this book getting a lot of attention and was challenged a lot. I like to try to stay up to date on the challenged and banned books list. Thanks for the review!

  2. When I read the title, my first thoughts were: "That`s frickin` cool, gay dads and in a middle grade book", because kids should know that there are families with the same gender parents and start accepting that earlier, so they wouldn`t discriminate GLBT`s when they grow up, you know :)

  3. Good story for kids!!! teachs tolerance