A Tale of Two Mommies

by Vanita Oelschlager

Other authorsMike Blanc (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2011



A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too.
True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing.”
A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds.
This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.


Vanita Books (2011), 40 pages


Original language



0982636679 / 9780982636671

Physical description

40 p.; 8.56 inches


1 copy
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