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A Tale of Two Daddies | Vanita Oelschlager | Book Review

September 1, 2016

A Tale of Two Daddies | Vanita Oelschlager | Book Review

By Sankalpita

AGE: 4-6 years

This book is meant for children who have just started reading and are trying to hone their reading skills. The language is simple and easy to understand. There are maximum two lines per page and all of the text is written in a rhyming way. For example a page reads –

“Poppa’s the one when I need braids.

Daddy is there when I’m afraid.


All of 24 pages, the book is rather small. I had come across this book while browsing through various children’s titles on Netgalley.

STORY: 3/5

The story is of a girl and takes place in a playground. The book comprises of a conversation between a girl and a boy. The boy, learning that the girl has two dads asks the girl curious questions about having two dads, the girl answers and that is what the book is all about.


The illustrations are amusing and eye catching. It is safe to say that they will be able to retain a child’s interest in the book.

VALUES: 3.5/5

The story emphasizes on love and caring in an unconventional family setting (same sex couple).


Overall, the book is an interesting read and therefore I recommended it to all kids in the age group of 4-6 years.

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