I have two DDs; DD1 is 2 and DD2 is 8 months. I'm married (in an heterosexual relationship), but identify as bi. We live in a very conservative area and have many family members that are anti-gay, etc. We also don't see many openly gay people while out and about in the community.
I want to get a story book (pictures on every page) that introduces the idea of "non-traditional" families to my kids. A book that shows both families with two dads and families with two moms would be best. Any recommendations for a book that's appropriate (attention span-wise) for a 2-3 year old?
student momma to two great girls
we ordered "Mama, Mommy and Me" (which is a short 'board' book) and "Heather Has Two Mommies" (which is a little longer but does have pics on every page. when i placed the order more suggestions came up, some of which were about having two daddies (i think one may have been "Daddy, Papa and Me")
DS - planned born via 4/4/2011
We also have Mommy, Mama, and Me for our daughter, and I love it.
Mama to two, and second-time surrogate. Expecting May 2015.
The Family Book by Todd Pharr
ABC: A Family Alphabet and 123: A Family Counting Book by Bobbie Combs
Oh The Things Mommies Do!: What Could Be Better Than Having Two? by Crystal Tompkins (Pictures are a little weird, but story is nice)
All Families are Special by Norma Simon
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
Fun thread! I'll be back to see what others recommend!
My daughter (3-1/2 now) went through a period maybe a year ago where "Heather Has Two Mommies" was a very important book for her. I really like the book, but her vote was also yes.
I did not know until we had kids and received the book as a present that although Heather herself has two mommies, the book presents quite a few different family configurations.
Perfect for toddlers/twos, and not JUST gay.
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(and oh, did i mention we're having twins?!?)
I recently ran across a Patricia Polacco book about two moms and briefly glanced through it. I would highly recommend it for the pp looking for elementary school level books--her books are ALWAYS excellent (and usually make me tear up at the end). I believe it is called In our Mothers' house.
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