This is part of a series spotlighting gay parents in children’s literature. Please visit Jonathan Arnston’s blog for 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.
I find it interesting that picture books that feature gay parents are far more prevalent than YA or MG novels. It’s as if the niche for babies and preschoolers suddenly disappears for older kids.
MOMMA, MAMA, AND ME is a board book. Few words, but they are rhythmic and poetic. Beautiful illustrations by Carol Thompson; Thompson and Newman are jointly responsible for a number of picture books.
A lovely before-bed book for any child about loving parents.
Tricycle Press, 2009
Leslea Newman is an award winning author who has written many books for children and teens (and I just found out she's from my state!)