- Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: Vanitabooks Llc (1 September 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982636679
- ISBN-13: 978-0982636671
- Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1.2 x 27.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
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Tale of Two Mommies Paperback – 1 Sep 2011
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Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist, former teacher, current caregiver, author and poet. A graduate of Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, she now serves as a Trustee of her alma mater and as Writer in Residence for the Literacy Program at The University of Akron. Vanita and her husband Jim were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2006. She was the Congressional Angels in Adoption award recipient for the State of Ohio in 2007 and was named National Volunteer of the Year by the MS Society in 2008. Vanita was also honored in 2009 as the Woman Philanthropist of the Year by the Summit County Chapter of the United Way.
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Beyond all of this, the text was abrupt, it is definitely not a story but rather just a series of questions and answers, which I had noted other reviewers mentioned, I just didn't expect the abruptness of it all. The pictures aren't bad, but nothing spectacular, but if the story had been better they would have been more than adequate.
If you are desperate for a book with two moms then I guess this might be worth getting. Otherwise I'd pass. I've found several stories that talk about families in broader terms and not specifically heterosexual families that I much prefer and will stick with for now.
A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager (author) & Mike Blanc (illustrator) is a charming book about a young boy talking with another boy and girl about his two mommies, Mommy and Momma.
I really enjoyed this book except for one thing. I felt that it began and ended really abruptly. Perhaps that's how the author intended it to be, but it felt awkward to me. Outside of that, I really enjoyed the story.
The illustrations are brightly colored, engaging, and delightful. There is a diversity in the characters. The two mothers appear to be caucasian, as is the little girl the young boy is talking to. The protagonist of the story is a little black boy and the other little boy is Asian. I appreciate that the author/illustrator took the time to make the characters diverse.
I also loved how the questions were very much kid-oriented. They're great questions and answers as far as which Mom helps the child with various things.
I would definitely recommend this book as a good LGBTQ resource!
** Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions and conclusions are my own. **
The illustrations are fantastic, colorful, and appealing. You see the boy and his friends, but only the hands and feet of the mommies. It gives it a very child-friendly viewpoint while also focusing on the fact that all parents kind of look the same from the knees down and from the elbows down.
The only possibly negative thing about this book is that both moms are quite femininely drawn. This may not be an issue for all families (it was not a big deal for us) but I can see how it might be for other two-mommy families.