All kinds of families

A review of A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager

A Tale of Two Daddies is a conversation between an adorable, pig-tailed little girl and her friend. Her friend has heard that she has two daddies, and he’s curious. While adults can talk endlessly about where same-sex parents fit in the current political and social landscape (blah, blah, blah), the little boy gets right to important stuff. Which daddy braids your hair? Which one fixes a skinned knee? Builds a treehouse? Tucks you in? Each parent, Daddy and Poppa, has a special role in their daughter’s life. 

The simple rhyming back and forth between the two children invites even the youngest readers (or listeners) into the story, showing them that even though families may be different in some ways, the love and care they have for each other is universal.

“Who is your dad when you’re sad and need some love?”
“Both, of course."


Thanks for reviewing this one, Jill. In the past there has been a dearth of books for for the under-5 year-olds on the subject of families with 2 moms or 2 dads. These are good ones.