Monday, December 25, 2017

Me, Daddy & Dad

Me, Daddy & Dad 
by Gemma Denham 
illus. by 
Language: English 
Elizabeth Publications, 2017. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0993557953 ; 9780993557958 
Summary: Hello, my name is Emily. This is my Dad, and my Daddy. And this is Max, he is our pup, (be careful cause he does jump up!) This is my story come with me, And find out about my family. And all the things we like to do, I’m sure you like to do them too! ‘Me, Daddy & Dad’ is a story about Emily and her two dads. The book doesn’t ‘teach’ the reader about alternative families. It simply includes them like any other story book about a mummy and daddy would. One of the nice things about children’s books is that they build self-confidence by normalizing children's experiences. Everyone should have a chance to see their family represented in the books they read, however many mums or dads they have. All families should be celebrated, and all children should be taught that families come in so many different combinations. 

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