Book Review: A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager

This adorable book by Vanita Oelschlager and illustrated by Mile Blanc tells the story of a little boy with two Mommies, one he calls “Momma” and one he calls “Mommy.

Through the duration of he book two of his friends ask him questions about his mommies in rhyming couplets and he answers in equality rhyming couplets. 

Each page is illustrated in simple drawings with soft color.

The whole book reads easily and without intrusiveness or over stimulating senses. It’s perfect for kids with sensitivities to colors that are to bright or pages that are to crowded with information. If you have a sensory sensitive kid these ARE things that I know you are use to looking for. 

My own kid only likes books with either rhymes or repeated phrases. This book has both.

As far as the subject matter I think it does a very cute job explaining same sex couples to young kids who may not have been previously exposed to them. It is a simple message and it shows exactly the kind of questions kids would ask. These are the important things to children. 

Who will help you when you are hurt? Who cooks for you? Children don’t care about politics and don’t judge by nature. They are just curious creatures who accept about anything if properly explained to them. 

I absolutely loved this book and I can’t wait to buy a print version for my daughter. 

If you would like to purchase A Tale of Two Mommies you can do so on Amazon or anywhere books are sold, I would imagine. 
*This ebook was received for free via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review*


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