A Tale of Two Mommies | Vanita Oelschlager | Book Review

a tale of two mommiesA Tale of Two Mommies is a sweet little book meant for children who have just started reading. There are maximum one or two lines per page. The language is also simple and easy to understand.

AGE: 4-6 years

The book is really small with just about 24 pages. I got to read the ebook version which I had requested through NetGalley.

STORY: 3/5

It’s not a story basically but rather a conversation which takes between 3 little kids on a beach outing.

The conversation takes place between 2 boys and 1 girl.

One of the boys is being brought up by a same-sex couple and that is why he has two mommies. The other kids ask him questions about both his moms.

For example – Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? Which mom likes to bake a cake? And so on and so forth.

It’s pretty obvious that the child is raised in a caring and loving environment and that he loves both his moms.


The illustrations are really good. Though they are pretty basic, they are quite interesting and will help in retaining the interest of the child reader.

VALUES: 3.5/5

The book teaches about love and care in a subtle and underlying way.


Overall, A Tale of Two Mommies is interesting and I will recommend it for children between 4-6 years.

A note from the author at the beginning of the book states that all the proceeds from the book will be going to charity.

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