Thursday, July 16, 2009

Daddy, Papa, and Me

By Leslea Newman, illustrated by Carol Thompson

The child in this board book is a rambunctious toddler, with two loving Dads:

Daddy and Papa.

There's a rhyming day full of the family's activities: dress up, painting, paper airplanes, baking a pie, playing instruments, sewing up a doll, tossing a ball, and playing outdoors. At the end of which our heroine (or hero, again it's drawn so we can imagine the child being either a girl or a boy) says:

"Does anybody need a rest?"

Daddy and Papa say, "Yes, yes, yes!"

Now Daddy and Papa are tucked in tight.

I kiss them both and say "Night-night!"

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. Being a father in a two Dad family, this book means so much to me. And it's really books like this, read by gay and straight families alike, that will help change our world for the better.

Thank you, Leslea and Carol!

Thank you!

1 comment:

Greg said...

AWESOME! Thanks for posting to your blog & the PLC! Can't wait to get a copy ;o)