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Different, with love

Cover of Mila Has Two Beds
A review of Mila Has Two Beds by Judith Koppens

Mila Has Two Beds shares a story familiar to many children – going between two houses and two parents. Mila says goodbye to “Sweet Daddy” and her dog, Pepper, and returns to the “Mommy-house” and “smiling Mommy”. The illustrations are drenched in color and show happy and cozy scenes and each parent’s house. Mila has a different bed, a different toothbrush, and a different bedtime routine at each house. Even the goodnight wishes are different: “Good night, my darling,” says her Mommy, and “Nighty-night, little princess,” says her Daddy. Though they are different, Mila loves spending time at both! The main character, Mila, seems comforted to know what the routines are at each house. Many children will recognize this reality of moving from one household to another – and feeling and seeing the differences at each.

For other Mila stories, check out: Mila Misses Mommy, Mila and the Monsters, and Mila Wants to Go to School.


Sep 10, 2021