Daddy, Papa and Me
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Daddy, Papa and Me

By (author) Leslea Newman , Illustrated by Carol Thompson

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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.

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  • Board book | 33 pages
  • 149.86 x 149.86 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • 15 Jun 2009
  • Tricycle Press
  • Berkeley, CA
  • English
  • Full Colour
  • 1582462623
  • 9781582462622
  • 40,076

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LESL?aA 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."

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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, mixed-media illustrations of the happy trio against clean white backgrounds as they play and keep house together. Together with the corresponding Mommy, Mama, and Me (ISBN: 978-1-58246-263-9), it gives children with single-sex 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 mixed-race 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. (12-36 mos.) (Kirkus Reviews)

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