Daddy & Dada
Lovely picture book shows many ways families are made.
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Daddy & Dada is a positively charming picture book that teaches children about all the different kinds of ways families can look. Four-year-old Rumi has two dads, one baby brother, and one puppy. But many other families she knows look different. Some have only one parent. Others have one dad and one mom or two moms or only grandparents. As Rumi points to other families she knows, each one features a different kind of family composition as they play at the beach, go hiking, play sports, get ice cream in the park, or go on a family drive. From family scenes in the home to scenes showing off different kinds of families baking, dancing, singing, or riding bikes, this bright and colorful book is easy to read.
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What's the Story?
In DADDY & DADA, 4-year-old Rumi has two dads, one baby brother named Xander, and a very loud dog named Betty. Many of her friends' families look different from hers. Some have one parent, two parents, or only grandparents. Some have a mom and a dad, while others have two moms. The book celebrates this variety.
Is It Any Good?
This happy little picture book is colorful, charming, and inclusive. The main message in Daddy & Dada is positive and necessary. Also, each page shows off a different kind of family doing different family activities. Family composition has greatly changed since the 1960s. And it's delightful to see books that represent the incredibly varied ways families are made. This is a great book for all families with children of the target age to have in family reading rotation.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about family in picture books. What's the main message of Daddy & Dada?
What are your favorite examples of different kinds of families?
How many people, friends, and pets would you include in your family?
- Authors: Ryan Brockington, Isaac Webster
- Illustrator: Lauren May
- Genre: Picture Book
- Topics: Brothers and Sisters
- Book type: Fiction
- Publishers: Little, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- Publication date: May 18, 2021
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
- Number of pages: 32
- Available on: Hardback
- Last updated: May 25, 2021
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