Mommy, Mama, and Me

Mommy, Mama, and Me

Board Book

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One of the only original board books about gay parents! A perfect purchase for new parents, baby showers, and more!

Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together.

Shares the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582462639
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/09/2008
Pages: 20
Sales rank: 62,866
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 6.06(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 2 - 4 Years

About the Author

LESLEA NEWMAN is the author of over fifty books, including Heather Has Two Mommies, the first children's book to portray lesbian families in a positive way. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

CAROL THOMPSON has illustrated more than forty-five books for children, and is the recipient of the Mother Goose Award for Children's Book Illustration. She lives in Ashby de la Zouch, England.

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Mommy, Mama, and Me 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
michelleraphael on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just like "Daddy,Papa, and Me", this book has a homosexual couple in it. But like in the other, it shows how much they care for their child and how great of parents they are.
roethkegrrl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story, written in simple, rhythmic text paired with colorful illustrations, tells the story of a young child spending the day with its two mothers, Mommy and Mama. The book depicts domestic happiness and togetherness¿ eating, playing, being tucked in, etc. It is a sort of day-in-the-life of a toddler, and this could be any toddler, except for the fact that the parents are a same-sex couple. The events are mundane, but in this case normalcy is something of a political stance: the message here is, families with same-sex parents are just like any other family; this child is loved, happy and cared for by two mothers. (The book¿s target audience of preschoolers is not likely to read for multicultural content, of course, but the subtext is there nonetheless.) Young children from all sorts of background and family situations are likely to relate to the activities depicted in the book. For those who may not know any children with same-sex parents, this positive depiction will help to expand the definition of a family. For children of same-sex parents, seeing their own lives reflected positively in literature will be affirming. Librarians may want to include this ALAN Award winner in their children¿s collections as a multicultural and/or GLBTQ resource, or as a book to share with and recommend to families seeking depictions of same-sex parents. More broadly, the story could be used to help illustrate baby care or daily routines, perhaps for young children about to welcome a sibling into their homes. The story is told from the child¿s perspective, which could support interested discussions about point-of-view, talking about one¿s family and experiences, etc. In addition, the simple language and bright illustrations would work well in a read-aloud with young children.
klsulliv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Mommy, Mama, And Ma" provides beautiful illustrations and rhyming text that describes everyday activities of a child with two mommies. I feel that it is important to help children understand that diversity is more than just looking different. Diversity simply means being different, and I feel that it is important to expose children to understanding and learning about many things in life that they will eventually come in "contact" with or will eventually learn about anyway. Reading this book to your children is an excellent way to help them understand a little bit about homosexuality. When children understand, they are more likely to accept things that are different from their culture which is why it is important to help children learn about things that they do not understand.
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the2ndmom More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Our 3 year old son loves reading a book that has a "mommy" and a "mamma" like he does. It is very simple & easy for him to understand and he can "read" it on his own by the pictures. It is not at all preachy nor does it try to be too PC like some gay oriented books out there. There are unfortunatly only about 5 books on the market for a toddler/pre-school aged child about having two mothers. This one simply shows that kids that have 2 moms are the same as any other family. This is definatly in our top 2!
Bobby-Jo More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for babies and toddlers! We are a family of two mommies and a daughter. I feel that this book is a very good depiction (for a small child) of life with two mothers. The illustrations are colorful and hold the attention of my ten month old. It is not too wordy and the rhythm and rhyme of the text flows very nicely.
karlek2 More than 1 year ago
Newman has written a simple, yet important book for children about a family with two female parents. Our daughter relates to the tasks presented, the activities included and the love the parents give to their child. What a nice example!
Akimbo More than 1 year ago
One of the better books for gay families looking for a book that reflects their lives. The fact the family has two moms is incidental to the story which is about a family spending time together and having fun.