A Tale of Two Daddies

by Vanita Oelschlager

Other authorsKristin Blackwood (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2010



A Tale of Two Daddies is a playground conversation between two children. The boy says he heard that the girl has two dads. The girl says that is right. She has Daddy and Poppa. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? / Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?” To which she answers: “Daddy is my soccer coach. / Poppa cooks me eggs and toast.”

A Tale of Two Daddies is intended for 4-8 year olds. It becomes clear that the family bond is unburdened by any cultural discomforts. This book introduces a type of family increasingly visible in our society. Neither favoring nor condemning, this book reflects a child’s practical and innocent look at the adults who nurture and love her.


Vanita Books (2010), 42 pages


Original language



0981971466 / 9780981971469

Physical description

42 p.; 8.42 inches


1 copy
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