Review: A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager

A tale of two mommies Description: A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too.

True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing.”
A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds.
This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.

Rating: 5/5 stars

Cover: Perfect for children

Review: Sooo cute. This book is full of colours and children’s curiosity. It can be read to children who are living with a same sex pair but it should be read to children who are not. The language is easy to understand and the characters are diverse.

There is another book like this but it features a girl who has two daddies. I have written a review for that one, too. You can read it here.


I got it as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. Thank you.

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